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Title: Criminal Code of the Armed Forces CH
Category: Ministry of National Defense(國防部)
Article 44
A commander who abuses the subordinate shall be punished with imprisonment for not less than three years and not more than ten years. If the death of the soldier results from the commitment of the offence, the commander shall be punished with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for not less than seven years; if serious bodily harm results, the commander r shall be punished with imprisonment for not less than five years and not more than twelve years.
A senior officer or senior soldier who finds an excuse or takes the advantage top abusing the soldier shall be punished with imprisonment for not more than five years and not more than ten years. If the death results from the commitment of the offence, the commander shall be punished with imprisonment for life or imprisonment for not less than seven years; if serious bodily harm results, the commander shall be punished with imprisonment for not less than three years and not more than ten years.
A commander who knows a soldier’s offence committed still connives and harbors the offence without report shall be punished with imprisonment for not more than three years, detention, or a fine of not more than 300,000 yuan.
The term “abuse” mentioned above indicates the range of education, training, mission, operation or other necessary military actions which are considered as inhuman treatment to soldiers.
Terms relevant to educations, training, mission, operation or other necessary military actions are authorized and defined by the military formulations regulated by MND.