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Proclamation No 542-2007 Forest Development

[Article] 20. Penalty

Unless otherwise the offence committed is punishable with greater penalty by the criminal law,

1/ Except pursuant to this proclamation and directives issued here in under, cuts trees or removes, processes or uses in any way forest products from a state forest shall be punishable with not less than 1 year and not exceeding 5 years imprisonment and with tine Birr 10,000.

2/ Destroy, damages or falsify forest boundary marks shall be punishable with not less than 1 year and not exceeding 5 years rigorous imprisonment;

3/ Causes damages to a forest by setting fire or in any other manner shall be punishable with not less than 10′ years and not exceeding 15 years rigorous imprisonment;

41 Settles or expands farmland in a forest area without permit or undertakes the construction of any infrastructure in a forestland without having the necessary permit shall be punishable with not less than 2 years imprisonment and with fine Birr 20,000;

51 Provides assistance in any form to those who illegally cut forest trees or transport forest products to hide or take away the forest products shall be punishable with 5 years imprisonment and with fine Birr 5,0’0’0′;

6/ Commits a fault that are not mentioned from Sub-

Article (1) to (5) here in above and for which punishment is not imposed shall be punishable with not less than 6 months and not exceeding 5 years imprisonment and with fine Birr 30,000

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