Violation of State Symbols

Violation of State Symbols in Europe

Violation of Flags and State Symbols of Foreign States in Germany

Provisions relating to violation of flags and state symbols of foreign states in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Three, under the heading “Offences Against Foreign States,” located in Section 104 Violation of flags and state symbols of foreign states, which reads: (1) Whosoever removes, destroys, damages, renders unrecognisable or insults by mischief a flag of a foreign state, which is displayed according to legal provisions or recognised custom, or a state symbol of such a state which has been publicly installed by a recognised mission of such state, shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than two years or a fine. (2) The attempt shall be punishable.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to violation of flags and state symbols of foreign states is current as of 2010

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