Rioting

Rioting in Europe

Rioting in Germany

Provisions relating to rioting in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Seven, under the heading “Offences Against Public Order,” located in Section 125 Rioting, which reads: (1) Whosoever as a principal or secondary participant participates in 1. acts of violence against persons or objects; or hreats to 2. persons to commit acts of violence, which are committed by a crowd of people who have joined forces in a manner which endangers public safety, or whosoever encourages a crowd of people to commit such acts, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than three years or a fine unless the act is subject to a more severe penalty under other provisions. (2) To the extent that the offences indicated in subsection (1) Nos 1 and 2 above are punishable under section 113, section 113 (3) and (4) shall apply mutatis mutandis.

Aggravated Cases of Rioting in Germany

Provisions relating to aggravated cases of rioting in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Seven, under the heading “Offences Against Public Order,” located in Section 125a Aggravated cases of rioting, which reads: In especially serious cases of section 125 (1) the penalty shall be imprisonment from six months to ten years. An especially serious case typically occurs if the offender 1. carries a firearm; 2. carries another weapon for the purpose of using it during the commission of the offence; 3. through violence places another in danger of death or serious injury or 4. commits plunder or causes significant damage to the property of another.

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Notes

  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to aggravated cases of rioting is current as of 2010

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Notes

  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to rioting is current as of 2010

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