Laws: Cases and Codes : U.S. Code : Title 18 : Section 1091


   
U.S. Code as of: 01/19/04
Section 1091. Genocide

      (a) Basic Offense. - Whoever, whether in time of peace or in time
    of war, in a circumstance described in subsection (d) and with the
    specific intent to destroy, in whole or in substantial part, a
    national, ethnic, racial, or religious group as such - 
        (1) kills members of that group;
        (2) causes serious bodily injury to members of that group;
        (3) causes the permanent impairment of the mental faculties of
      members of the group through drugs, torture, or similar
      techniques;
        (4) subjects the group to conditions of life that are intended
      to cause the physical destruction of the group in whole or in
      part;
        (5) imposes measures intended to prevent births within the
      group; or
        (6) transfers by force children of the group to another group;

    or attempts to do so, shall be punished as provided in subsection
    (b).
      (b) Punishment for Basic Offense. - The punishment for an offense
    under subsection (a) is - 
        (1) in the case of an offense under subsection (a)(1), where
      death results, by death or imprisonment for life and a fine of
      not more than $1,000,000, or both; and
        (2) a fine of not more than $1,000,000 or imprisonment for not
      more than twenty years, or both, in any other case.

      (c) Incitement Offense. - Whoever in a circumstance described in
    subsection (d) directly and publicly incites another to violate
    subsection (a) shall be fined not more than $500,000 or imprisoned
    not more than five years, or both.
      (d) Required Circumstance for Offenses. - The circumstance
    referred to in subsections (a) and (c) is that - 
        (1) the offense is committed within the United States; or
        (2) the alleged offender is a national of the United States (as
      defined in section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8
      U.S.C. 1101)).

      (e) Nonapplicability of Certain Limitations. - Notwithstanding
    section 3282 of this title, in the case of an offense under
    subsection (a)(1), an indictment may be found, or information
    instituted, at any time without limitation.



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