18 U.S. Code § 2340A - Torture
(a) Offense.— Whoever outside the United States commits or attempts to commit torture shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both, and if death results to any person from conduct prohibited by this subsection, shall be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life.
(b) Jurisdiction.— There is jurisdiction over the activity prohibited in subsection (a) if—
Source(Added Pub. L. 103–236, title V, § 506(a),Apr. 30, 1994, 108 Stat. 463; amended Pub. L. 103–322, title VI, § 60020,Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 1979; Pub. L. 107–56, title VIII, § 811(g),Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 381.)
2001—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–56added subsec. (c).
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–322inserted “punished by death or” before “imprisoned for any term of years or for life”.
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