Practice Relating to Rule 111. Protection of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked against Pillage and Ill-Treatment
Morocco’s Disciplinary Regulations (1974) states: “It is prohibited to plunder the … wounded”.
Morocco’s Military Justice Code (1956) states:
Any individual, military or not, who, in the area of operations of a military field unit:
- despoils a wounded, sick or dead soldier, is punished with imprisonment;
- applies against a wounded or sick soldier violent acts aggravating his condition, in order to despoil him, is punished by death;
- cruelly commits violent acts against a wounded or sick soldier who is not in a condition to defend himself, is punished with a fixed term sentence of hard labour.
The articles of the ordinary Criminal Code relative to intentional assault and battery, to murder and assassination, are applicable whenever, due to the circumstances, the punishments provided there are more severe than the punishments provided in the present article.