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200 PDFTitle:CRIMES ORDINANCEGazette Number:
Section:2Heading:TreasonVersion Date:30/06/1997

(1) A person commits treason if he-

        (a) kills, wounds or causes bodily harm to Her Majesty, or imprisons or restrains Her;
        (b) forms an intention to do any such act as is mentioned in paragraph (a) and manifests such intention by an overt act;
        (c) levies war against Her Majesty-
          (i) with the intent to depose Her Majesty from the style, honour and royal name of the Crown of the United Kingdom or of any other of Her Majesty's dominions; or
          (ii) in order by force or constraint to compel Her Majesty to change Her measures or counsels, or in order to put any force or constraint upon, or to intimidate or overawe, Parliament or the legislature of any British territory;
        (d) instigates any foreigner with force to invade the United Kingdom or any British territory;
        (e) assists by any means whatever any public enemy at war with Her Majesty; or
        (f) conspires with any other person to do anything mentioned in paragraph (a) or (c).
(2) Any person who commits treason shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life. (Amended 24 of 1993 s. 2)
[cf. 1351 c. 2 U.K.; 1795 c. 7 s. 1 U.K.; 1817 c. 6 s. 1 U.K.]