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Before Zia’s amendments, only 14 blasphemy cases had ever been recorded in Pakistan under the old colonial penal code, which included offenses against any religion and carried a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison.
Defending Iran’s record, Mr. Avaei said the government had thoroughly revised its penal code and criminal procedures to increase safeguards and rights of the accused.
The detentions come as President Mauricio Macri has vowed to upend Argentina’s culture of impunity in graft cases by reforming the penal code, making government contracting more transparent and carefully tracking the assets of public servants.
According to the Texas penal code, the theft of money of more than $150,000 or less than $300,000 is a second degree felony.
In a statement, prosecutors said the crime of rebellion was comparable to that of high treason in Germany’s penal code.
Crimes of the heart and soul were omnipresent, whether or not the penal code came into play.
In the mid-1980s, Pakistan’s military dictator Gen. Mohammed Zia ul-Haq added laws to the penal code making blasphemy against the Koran and the prophet Muhammad criminally punishable by life in prison or death respectively.
According to the California penal code, a criminal threat occurs when someone threatens to commit a crime that will result in death or great bodily injury to another person.
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law : a set of laws relating to crimes and the punishments for those crimes
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