Practice Relating to Rule 108. Mercenaries
Tajikistan’s Criminal Code (1998) defines a mercenary as:
a specially recruited person who acts with a view to receive a remuneration and who is neither a national of a State party to the conflict nor its permanent resident, nor a member of the armed forces of a party which is in a state of war and is not sent by any other State on official duty as a member of its armed forces.
Tajikistan’s Criminal Code (1998) provides: “Participation of a mercenary in armed conflict or hostilities shall be punished by deprivation of liberty for a term of 12 to 20 years.”