PROVOCATION TO SUICIDE
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PROVOCATION TO SUICIDE

PENAL CODE
(Legislative Part)

Section 6: From provocation to suicide

Article 223-13

(Ordinance n ° 2000-916 of September 19, 2000 art. 3 Official Journal of September 22, 2000 in force on January 1, 2002)

Provoking the suicide of another is punishable by three years’ imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros when the provocation was followed by suicide or a suicide attempt.
The penalties are increased to five years’ imprisonment and a fine of 75,000 euros when the victim of the offense defined in the previous paragraph is a minor of fifteen years.

Article 223-14

(Ordinance n ° 2000-916 of September 19, 2000 art. 3 Official Journal of September 22, 2000 in force on January 1, 2002)

Propaganda or advertising, whatever the mode, in favor of products, objects or methods recommended as means of killing oneself is punished by three years’ imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros.

Article 223-15

   When the offenses provided for in Articles 223-13 and 223-14 are committed through the written or audiovisual press, the specific provisions of the laws governing these matters are applicable with regard to the determination of the persons responsible.

Article 223-15-1

(inserted by Law n ° 2001-504 of June 12, 2001 art. 10 Official Journal of June 13, 2001)

Legal persons may be declared criminally responsible under the conditions provided for in article 121-2 for the offenses defined in this section.
The penalties incurred by legal persons are:
1 ° The fine, in accordance with the terms set out in article 131-38;
2 ° The penalties mentioned in 2 ° to 9 ° of article 131-39;
3 ° The penalty mentioned in 1 ° of article 131-39 for the offense provided for in the second paragraph of article 223-13.
The prohibition mentioned in 2 ° of article 131-39 relates to the activity in the exercise of which or on the occasion of the exercise of which the offense was committed.

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