Codice penale 1974
Codice penale papuano, 1974.
INDEPENDENT STATE OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Criminal Code 1974 (Consolidated to No 12 of 1993)
78. Unlawful processions.
(1) Any persons who assemble together, to the number of three or more:
(b) publicly exhibiting any banner, emblem, flag, or symbol, the displaying of which is calculated to promote animosity between people of different religious faiths; or
(c) being accompanied by any music of a like nature or tendency, and, being so assembled, join in any parade or procession for the purpose of:
(d) celebrating or commemorating any festival, anniversary or political event relating to or connected with any religious or political distinction or difference between any classes of people; or
(e) demonstrating any such religious or political distinction or difference,
are each guilty of an offence.
PART IV. — ACTS INJURIOUS TO THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL.
Division 1. — Offences Relating to Religious Worship.
207. Offering violence to officiating ministers of religion.
A person who:
(a) by threats or force:
(i) prevents or attempts to prevent any minister of religion from:
(A) lawfully officiating in any place of religious worship; or
(B) performing his duty in the lawful burial of the dead in any cemetery or other burial place; or
(ii) obstructs or attempts to obstruct any minister of religion while so officiating or performing that duty; or
(b) assaults, or, on the pretence of executing any civil process, arrests any minister of religion who:
(i) is engaged in; or
(ii) is, to the knowledge of the offender, about to engage in,
any of the offices or duties referred to in Paragraph (a), or who is, to the knowledge of the offender:
(iii) going to perform them; or
(iv) returning from performing them,
is guilty of a misdemeanour.
Penalty: Imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.
208. Disturbing religious worship.
A person who wilfully and without lawful justification or excuse (proof of which is on him):
(a) disquiets or disturbs any meeting of persons lawfully assembled for religious worship; or
(i) any person lawfully officiating at any such meeting; or
(ii) any of the persons assembled, at any such meeting, is guilty of an offence.
Penalty: A fine not exceeding K 50.00, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two months.