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10. Appeals by protected prisoners of war and internees.-

(1) Where a protected prisoner of war or a protected internee has been sentenced by a court to death or to imprisonment for a term of two years or more, any time allowed in relation to the institution of an appeal against the conviction or sentence shall be deemed to continue to run until the day on which the convicted person receives a notice given,-

(a) in the case of a protected prisoner of war-by an officer in the Armed Forces; or

(b) in the case of a protected internee-by or on behalf of the governor or other person in charge of the prison or place in which he is confined,

that the protecting power has been notified of his conviction and sentence, and for such further time as would have been within the time allowed if the conviction or sentence had taken place or been pronounced on that day.

(2) Where, after an appeal against the conviction or sentence by a court of a protected prisoner of war or a protected internee has been decided, the sentence remains a sentence of death, or remains or has

become a sentence of imprisonment for a term of two years or more, any time allowed in relation to a further appeal in respect of the conviction or sentence as confirmed or varied upon the previous appeal shall be deemed to continue to run until the day on which the convicted person receives a notice given by a person referred to in clause (a) or clause (b) of the last preceding sub-section, as the case may require, that the protecting power has been notified of the decision of the court upon the previous appeal, and for such further time as would have been within the time allowed if that decision had been pronounced on that day.

(3) Where sub-section (1) applies in relation to a convicted person, then, unless the court otherwise orders, an order of the court relating to the restitution of property or the payment of compensation to an aggrieved person shall not take effect, and a provision of any law relating to the revesting of property on conviction shall not take effect in relation to the conviction, while an appeal by the convicted person against his conviction or sentence is possible without an extension of time other than the extension provided by the last preceding sub-section.

(4) Sub-sections (1), (2) and (3) shall not apply in relation to an appeal against a conviction or sentence, or against the decision of a court upon a previous appeal, if, at the time of the conviction or sentence, or of the decision of the court upon the previous appeal, as the case may be, there is no protecting power.



Geneva Conventions Act, 1960 Back




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