Practice Relating to Rule 59. Improper Use of the Distinctive Emblems of the Geneva Conventions
Somalia’s Military Criminal Code (1963) states:
A penalty of military confinement for up to seven years shall be applied to anyone who improperly uses:
(a) the distinctive signs legally adopted to ensure respect for and the protection of the hospitals, places, units, establishments, monuments, buildings and property …
(b) the distinctive signs of the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, other authorized relief agencies, hospital ships, ambulance ships or their vessels, and medical aircraft allocated to military use.