Practice Relating to Rule 59. Improper Use of the Distinctive Emblems of the Geneva Conventions
The Dominican Republic’s Military Manual (1980) states:
It is a serious breach of the laws of war when soldiers use these signs [red cross, red crescent, red lion and sun, and red star of David] to protect or hide military activities. Do not mark your position or yourself with a medical service emblem unless you have been designated to perform only medical duties. Your life may depend on the proper use of the Red Cross symbol.