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Prisoners of war - Art. 28.
Art. 28. Prisoners of war are subject to the laws and regulations in force in the army in whose power they are.
Arms may be used, after summoning, against a prisoner of war attempting to escape. If recaptured he is liable to disciplinary punishment or subject to a stricter surveillance.
If, after succeeding in escaping, he is again taken prisoner, he is not liable to punishment for his previous acts.