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Article 162

(56th Article of Law 2839, amended on 10 June 1983.) Those who destroy, steal, alter ballots or any other documents of political parties or independent candidates related to the elections, who prevent the transportation or distribution of such documents to polling stations are sentenced to prison terms for one to three years.

In case these offences have been committed by using violence or coercion or fraud, or committed by more than one person one of which is armed or by breaking into a residence or a political party building, the penalty is doubled.

If such an offence is committed by an official person in charge, the penalty specified in the above paragraph is applied.