3 Acts of torture

(1)

Every person is liable upon conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years who, being a person to whom this section applies or acting at the instigation or with the consent or acquiescence of such a person, whether in or outside New Zealand,—

(a)

commits an act of torture; or

(b)

does or omits an act for the purpose of aiding any person to commit an act of torture; or

(c)

abets any person in the commission of an act of torture; or

(d)

incites, counsels, or procures any person to commit an act of torture.

(2)

Every person is liable upon conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years who, being a person to whom this section applies or acting at the instigation or with the consent or acquiescence of such a person, whether in or outside New Zealand,—

(a)

attempts to commit an act of torture; or

(b)

conspires with any other person to commit an act of torture; or

(c)

is an accessory after the fact to an act of torture.

(3)

This section applies to any person who is a public official or who is acting in an official capacity.

Section 3(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 3(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).