Section 71.9 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Kidnapping UN or Associated Person and is extracted below.
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71.9 Kidnapping a UN or associated person
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person takes or detains another person without his or her consent; and
(b) that other person is a UN or associated person; and
(c) the UN or associated person is engaged in a UN operation that is not a UN enforcement action; and
(d) the first-mentioned person takes or detains the UN or associated person with the intention of:
(i) holding him or her to ransom or as a hostage; or
(ii) taking or sending him or her out of the country; or
(iii) committing a serious offence against him or her or another person.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 15 years.
Maximum penalty (aggravated offence): Imprisonment for 19 years.
Note 1: Section 71.23 defines UN enforcement action, UN operation and UN or associated person.
Note 2: Section 71.13 defines aggravated offence.
(2) Strict liability applies to paragraphs (1)(b) and (c).
(3) In this section, serious offence means an offence under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory or a foreign law the maximum penalty for which is death, or imprisonment for not less than 12 months.
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