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Exerting Anti-constitutional Influence on the Armed Forces and Public Security Forces in Germany

Provisions relating to exerting anti-constitutional influence on the armed forces and public security forces in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter One Crimes Against the Peace of Nations; High Treason; Endangering the Democratic State Under the Rule of Lawunder the Third Title, Endangering the Democratic State Under the Rule of Law,” located in Section 89 Exerting anti-constitutional influence on the Armed Forces and public security forces, which reads: (1) Whosoever systematically exerts in uence on members of the Armed Forces or of a public security force in order to undermine their readiness to protect the security of the Federal Republic of Germany or the constitutional order and thereby intentionally supports efforts against the continued existence or security of the Federal Republic of Germany or against its constitutional principles, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than five years or a fine. (2) The attempt shall be punishable. (3) Section 86 (4) shall apply mutatis mutandis.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to exerting anti-constitutional influence on the armed forces and public security forces is current as of 2010

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