Defence Act 1954

Incitement to disaffection, etc.

254

254. (1) Any person who by any means whatsoever incites or attempts to incite any person subject to military law—

( a) to mutiny, or

( b) to refuse to obey lawful orders given to him by a superior officer, or

( c) to refuse, neglect or omit to perform any of his duties, or

( d) to commit any other act in dereliction of his duty,

shall be guilty of a misdemeanour and shall be liable on conviction thereof to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

(2) Any person who has, without lawful excuse, in his possession or under his control any document of such a nature that the dissemination thereof amongst members of the Defence Forces would be an offence under subsection (1) of this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour and shall be liable on conviction thereof to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.