Section 226. Duty to provide information about a wrongful indictment or conviction

A penalty of a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 1 year shall be applied to any person who fails to provide information about circumstances substantiating the innocence of a person indicted or convicted of a criminal act punishable by imprisonment for a term of more than 1 year. The duty to provide information applies regardless of any duty of confidentiality.
The penalties pursuant to the first paragraph do not apply to any person who could not tell the truth without exposing himself or herself or any of his or her next-of-kin or an innocent person to prosecution, risk of significant loss of social standing or other significant loss of welfare.