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PUNISHMENT OF USE, ETC. OF MOLOTOV COCKTAILS ACT

Act No. 4129, jun. 16, 1989

Amended by Act No. 4338, Mar. 8, 1991

Act No. 10378, Jul. 23, 2010

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Act is to punish those who make, store, carry, possess or use any type of molotov cocktail in order to protect the lives, bodies and property of people and maintain the public peace and order.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10378, Jul. 23, 2010]
 Article 2 (Definition)
The term "molotov cocktail" used in this Act means a glass bottle or other container containing a flammable substance, such as gasoline or kerosene, with a means of lighting or ignition designed to combust such substance when it leaks out or is scattered, which is used to do harm to the lives, bodies or property of people.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10378, Jul. 23, 2010]
 Article 3 (Use of Molotov Cocktails)
(1) Any person who endangers the life, body or property of any person by using a molotov cocktail shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than five years, or by a fine not exceeding five million won.
(2) Any person who attempts to commit a crime under paragraph (1) shall be punished accordingly.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10378, Jul. 23, 2010]
 Article 4 (Making, Possession, etc. of Molotov Cocktails)
(1) Any person who makes, stores, carries, or possesses a molotov cocktail shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than three years, or by a fine not exceeding three million won.
(2) Any person who stores, carries, or possesses a glass bottle or other container containing a flammable substance such as gasoline or kerosene, which can be used as a molotov cocktail with a means of lighting or ignition, with intent to use it for making a molotov cocktail, shall be punished as provided for in paragraph (1).
(3) Any person who stores, carries, or possesses any objector substance used to make a molotov cocktail in an area vulnerable to a molotov cocktail attack, with intent to use it for making a molotov cocktail, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by a fine not exceeding one million won.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 10378, Jul. 23, 2010]
ADDENDUM
This Act shall enter into force 20 days after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM<Act No. 4338, Mar. 8, 1991>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM<Act No. 10378, Jul. 23, 2010>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.