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Armed Forces Tribunal Act 2007


19. Power to punish for contempt

1.     Any person who is guilty of contempt of the Tribunal by using any insulting or threatening language, or by causing any interruption or disturbance in the proceedings of such Tribunal shall, on conviction, be liable to suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years.

2.     For the purposes of trying an offence under this section, the provisions of sections 14, 15, 17, 18 and 20 of the Contempt of courts Act, 1971 (70 of 1971) shall mutatis mutandis apply, as if a reference therein toŚ

a.     Supreme Court or High Court were a reference to the Tribunal;

b.    Chief Justice were a reference to the Chairperson;

c.     Judge were a reference to the Judicial or Administrative Member of the Tribunal;

d.    Advocate-General were a reference to the prosecutor; and

e.     Court was a reference to the Tribunal.



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