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South Sudan. 2009 ‘Section 85: Possession of Offensive Weapons at Public Gatherings.’ Penal Code Act, 2008; Chapter VII, p. 68. Djouba: Ministry for Legal Affairs and Constitutional Development of South Sudan, The Southern Sudan Gazette. 10 February

Relevant contents

85. Possession of Offensive Weapons at Public Gatherings

(1) In this section, "offensive weapon" means:

(a) any weaponry or offensive material; or

(b) any object made or adapted to be used for causing injury to the person; or

(c) any stone or similar object.

(2) Whoever, while present at a public gathering, has with him or her any offensive weapon, otherwise than in pursuance of lawful authority, commits an offence, and upon conviction, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or a fine or with both.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), above, a person shall be deemed to be acting in pursuance of lawful authority only if the person is acting in his or her capacity as a police officer, a member of the Defence Forces or an employee of the State, Government of National Unity, Government, or a local authority.

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