Democratic Republic of the Congo
Practice Relating to Rule 72. Poison and Poisoned Weapons
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Code of Military Justice (1972), as amended in 1980, punishes “in time of war … poisoning of water or foodstuffs, as well as deposits, spraying or using harmful substances intended to cause death”.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Military Penal Code (2002) provides:
Any poisoning of water or of foodstuffs, any deposit, spraying or use of harmful substances intended to cause death, in time of war or in a region where a state of siege or of emergency has been proclaimed, or at the occasion of a police operation aimed at maintaining or re-establishing public order, shall be punished by death.