Section 201 Evidence Act 2011

Section 201 Evidence Act 2011

Section 201 Evidence Act 2011 is titled ‘Treason and treasonable offences‘. It is under Part XI (WITNESSES) of the Act. It states as follows:

(1) A person charged with treason or with any of the felonies mentioned in sections 40, 41 and 42 of the Criminal Code Act cannot be convicted, except on his own plea of guilty, or on the evidence in open court of two witnesses at least to one overt act of the kind of treason or felony alleged, or the evidence of one witness to one overt act and one other witness to another overt act of the same kind of treason or felony.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to cases in which the overt act of treason alleged is the killing of the President or a direct attempt to endanger the life or injure the person of the President.

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