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10 U.S. Code § 898 - Art. 98. Misconduct as prisoner

Any person subject to this chapter who, while in the hands of the enemy in time of war—
for the purpose of securing favorable treatment by his captors acts without proper authority in a manner contrary to law, custom, or regulation, to the detriment of others of whatever nationality held by the enemy as civilian or military prisoners; or
while in a position of authority over such persons maltreats them without justifiable cause;
shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 71, § 905; renumbered § 898, Pub. L. 114–328, div. E, title LX, § 5401(6), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2938.)

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May 5, 1950, ch. 169, § 1 (Art. 105), 64 Stat. 138.

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 898 was renumbered section 931f of this title.


2016—Pub. L. 114–328 renumbered section 905 of this title as this section.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2016 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 114–328 effective on Jan. 1, 2019, as designated by the President, with implementing regulations and provisions relating to applicability to various situations, see section 5542 of Pub. L. 114–328 and Ex. Ord. No. 13825, set out as notes under section 801 of this title.