The Federal Authorities
of the Swiss Confederation

Book Two: Specific Provisions
Title Thirteen: Felonies and Misdemeanours against the State and National Security
< Art. 269 1. Felonies and misdemeanours against the state. / Violation of Swiss territorial sovereignty
> Art. 271 1. Felonies and misdemeanours against the state. / Unlawful activities on behalf of a foreign state

Art. 270

Attacks on Swiss national emblems

Any person who maliciously removes, damages or acts in an insulting manner towards a Swiss national emblem which is displayed by a public authority, and in particular the coat of arms or the flag of the Confederation or a canton is liable to a custodial sentence not exceeding three years or to a monetary penalty.

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