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Does Eli Beer commit an offence and can he be prosecuted for it? [closed]

In this video Eli Beer (the head of Israeli EMS) tells ostensibly of personally witnessing many very gratuitous and gruesome, cruel war crimes like opening a pregnant woman’s stomach and stabbing the ...
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Is a civilian punished if they commit crimes for criminals by force and not willingly?

Problem: I'm writing a sci-fi book that involves an adult character, who is a normal and innocent civilian (United States, year 2191), who got caught spying on a group of powerful terrorists running a ...
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Would publicly farting on a picture of the English monarch actually qualify as treason in 1798?

A famous political cartoon from 1798 by Richard Newton claims that farting on a picture of the British monarch would be prosecutable as "TREASON!!!" (caps and multiple exclamation marks in ...
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Treason vs being an enemy combatant

What distinguishes a civilian charge of treason versus being an enemy combatant? Richard J. Leon ruled: "Enemy combatant" shall mean an individual who was part of or supporting Taliban or ...
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Placing bricks on a sidewalk to instigate protests

Larry is a Marxist-Leninist-Bolshevik revolutionary who wants to instigate a communist revolution in the United States. One day, before a contentious election, Larry unloads two tons of bricks in ...
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Did the UK Prime Minister just accidentally claim to have committed treason?

Section 3 of the Treason Felony Act 1848 says: If any person whatsoever shall, within the United Kingdom or without, compass, imagine, invent, devise, or intend to deprive or depose our Most Gracious ...
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In the USA, can treason be protected by the First Amendment?

Mildred Gillars was convicted of treason September 10, 1948. As I understand it, first Amendment protects unpopular speech, but is confined and not unlimited. The classic example is that one can not ...
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Does a politician’s promise to "overthrow" the current system and replace it with a “Socialist World” rise to treason?

18 USC §2381 Treason. Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty ...
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Adam Schiff’s immunity from treason [closed]

I’ve just read hundreds of page’s finally released of the House Intel committee & shocked to learn Adam’s claim there was sufficient evidence, compelling evidence, substantive evidence Trump & ...
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In the U.S. must treason be tried by a military tribunal?

I've run into the claim that in the U.S. that treason must be tried by a military tribunal, even if the accused is a civilian. Is this true? I tried Googling the question, but it seems I don't know ...
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Is there a law that requires allegiance or respect to the Office of the President of the United States?

It has become common in America today to hear people refer to the President of the United States as "not-my-president". Is such a statement as saying that the head of our Executive Branch is "not-my-...
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What happens to somebody returning from ISIS, who did not commit crimes inside ISIS?

Individual people from American or European countries have joined ISIS over time. Such a person may decide to returns home. If it was never recognized that the person had the intention to join ISIS,...
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Was William Bruce Mumford convicted of treason?

Wikipedia says When the Union Army occupied the city on May 1, Mumford was arrested and charged with "high crimes and misdemeanors against the laws of the United States, and the peace and ...
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What kinds of treason are there in Turkey?

I have read that a Turkish MP has publicized that Sarin gas has been sent through Turkey to Syria, and that he is now wanted for treason. I am from Germany, and in our law, it is treason ("...
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