The Penal Code Act. An act to establish a code of criminal law.
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On 15 June 1950, the Government of Uganda adopted the Penal Code Act. Article 26 of the Act mentions terrorism. Paragraph 6 of this article defines terrorism as: the use of violence or threat of the use of violence with the intent to promote or achieve political ends in an unlawful manner and includes the use of violence or a threat of the use of violence calculated to put the public in such fear as may cause discontent against the Government. The first paragraph precises that any person who engages in or carries out acts of terrorism commits an offence and is liable to imprisonment for life. Article 27 of the Act prohibits the preparation or the carrying on any war or warlike undertaking with, for, by, or against any chief, body or group of persons. The sanction for this offence is imprisonment for life. Article 31 of the Act precises on its first paragraph that any person who knowingly and advisedly aids an alien enemy of the Republic of Uganda, being a prisoner of war in Uganda, to escape from their prison or place of confinement or, to escape from Uganda, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for life. The second paragraph precises that any person who negligently and unlawfully permits the escape of a prisoner of commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.
Keywords: prisoner of war, terrorism