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South Sudan. 2009 ‘Section 72: Possession of Dangerous Weapons.’ Penal Code Act, 2008; Chapter V, pp. 58-59. Djouba: Ministry for Legal Affairs and Constitutional Development of South Sudan, The Southern Sudan Gazette. 10 February

Relevant contents

72. Possession of Dangerous Weapons

(1) Whoever is in an unlawful possession of:

(a) artillery of any kind or any shell or other ammunition therefore;…

(c) a bomb, grenade or similar missile or device, whether capable of use with a firearm or not, including any fuse, detonator or timing device therefor;

(d) a machine-gun or sub-machine-gun; or

(e) any automatic or semi-automatic firearm other than a pistol, that is being used by the Defence, other organized forces, Police or other forces of any neighbouring State, commits an offence, and upon conviction,

shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or with a fine or with both.

(2) It shall be a defence to a charge of possessing a dangerous weapon for the accused to prove that:

(a) he or she was the holder of a license or permit issued under any law authorizing his or her possession of the weapon concerned; or

(b) he or she possessed the weapon concerned in the course of his or her duties as a member of the defence or other organized forces or as an employee of the State duly authorised to possess the weapon.

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