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Iraqi Penal Code No. 111 of 1969 (selected provisions related to women) – Part 1: General Principles – Chapter 5: The Penalty

Section 5: Legal  excuse  and  legally  extenuating  circumstances

Paragraph 128

(1) Legal excuse either discharges a person from a penalty or reduces that penalty. Excuse only exists under conditions that are specified by law. Notwithstanding these conditions, the commission of an offence with honourable motives or in response to the unjustified and serious provocation of a victim of an offence is considered a mitigating excuse.

(2) The court must identify in its decision the excuse that discharges a person from a penalty.

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