TITLE 30
Military Affairs and Defense

CHAPTER 30-13
Rhode Island Code of Military Justice

SECTION 30-13-94


§ 30-13-94 Mutiny or sedition.

(a) Any person subject to this code who:

(1) With intent to usurp or override lawful military authority refuses, in concert with any other person, to obey orders or otherwise do his or her duty or creates any violence or disturbance is guilty of mutiny;

(2) With intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of lawful civil authority, creates, in concert with any other person, revolt, violence, or other disturbance against that authority is guilty of sedition; or

(3) Fails to do his or her utmost to prevent and suppress a mutiny or sedition being committed in that person's presence, or fails to take all reasonable means to inform his or her superior commissioned officer or commanding officer of a mutiny or sedition which that person knows or has reason to believe is taking place, is guilty of a failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition.

(b) A person who is found guilty of attempted mutiny, mutiny, sedition, or failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 30-13-94; P.L. 1962, ch. 82, § 1.)