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Proclamation No. 210-2000 Ethiopian Human Rights Commission Establishment

[Article] 41. Penalty

1) Any person who, having received summons from the Commission, or been called upon by it otherwise, does not appear or respond, without good cause, within the time fixed or is not willing to produce a document or to have same examined, shall be punishable with imprisonment from one month to six months or with a fine from two hundred to one thousand Birr or with both.

2) Any person who causes harm to witnesses before the Commissioner to persons having produced a document before it or who, without good cause, fails to take measures within three months from receipt of reports, recommendations and suggestions of the Commission or does not state the reasons for such failure shall be punishable with imprisonment from three to five years or with a tine from six thousand to ten thousand Birr or with both; unless punishable with more severe penalty under the penal law.

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