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New Penal Code has tougher penalties for convicted officials

Santo Domingo.- In the new Penal Code, government, police and military officials convicted of felonies will get a tougher penalty than those for the ordinary citizen.

“When that authority is involved in the commission of an act, protects, destroys evidence, and if you are the competent authority then you will get an increased penalty, which is an exacerbation,” said deputy Demostenes Martinez, who chairs the lower Chamber Justice Commission.

He said the bill to amend the Penal Code to be debated next week includes slander and libel as well as abortion.

“For any authority involved, the penalty is higher,” the deputy said after attending a roundtable on security and justice hosted by the Institutionalism and Justice Foundation (FINJUS).

He said felonious slander to be penalized by the rules is when  it’s done in a public space, and not through a media outlet.

In the activity former judge Manuel Ulises Bonelly and attorney Ricardo Rojas Leon made their observations on the legislation pending approval in Congress, and stressed that several articles of the current code were merged.

Source: DT

June 10, 2016

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