Practice Relating to Rule 30. Persons and Objects Displaying the Distinctive Emblem
Venezuela’s Code of Military Justice (1998), as amended, provides for the punishment of “those who carry out serious attacks against members of the Red Cross”.
Venezuela’s Penal Code (2005) states:
The following shall be punished with military arrest or political prison for one to four years:
1. Venezuelan or foreign nationals who, during a war between Venezuela and another nation, violate the … principles observed by civilized peoples during war such as respect for … the Red Cross and other similar cases, without prejudice to military laws which shall be specially applicable to these matters.