Practice Relating to Rule 111. Protection of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked against Pillage and Ill-Treatment
Iraq’s Military Penal Code (1940) provides for the punishment of “every person who, with the intent to appropriate for himself or unjustifiably, takes money or other things … from the wounded while on the march or in hospital or during movements”.
Iraq’s Military Penal Code (2007) also provides: “Whosoever, with the intent of unlawful possession, seizes monies or possessions of … the wounded while marching or in hospitals or during transport is punishable with imprisonment for (15) fifteen years.”
The Military Penal Code further provides: “Whosoever deserts or harms a wounded person, whom he is entrusted to deliver to a defined location, is punishable with imprisonment for a minimum period of (2) two years.”
Lastly, the Military Penal Code provides: “Whosoever harms or re-injures an injured person, with intent to seize his possessions, is punishable with life imprisonment.”