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
        (4) subjects the group to conditions of life that are intended
      to cause the physical destruction of the group in whole or in
        (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) 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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