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Treason is a legal concept referring to the betrayal of a state authority to which one owes allegiance. It especially refers to such betrayal as through making war on the state, giving aid to the enemies of the state, or attacking the head of state. Persons who defect from one state to another may also be considered guilty of treason. Sedition, the inciting of civil unrest or insurrection, is also frequently considered treasonous. Colloquially, treason is often used for any perceived act of disloyalty or betrayal. A person who commits treason is known as a traitor.

Treason is a crime within the Unified Earth Government and United Nations Space Command. Commiting treason during wartime is a capital offence.[1] Major Standish claimed that the penalty is permanent induced coma, with the injection publicly broadcast.[2] According to JAG 845-P and JAG 7556-L, violation of the Cole Protocol is treason and is punishable by life imprisonment or execution.[3] Violation of the confidentiality of certain ONI transmissions is also considered an act of treason and is punishable by death.[4]

The group Sapien Sunrise considered UEG officials who negotiated with the Sangheili to be traitors to the human race.[5]

The idea of treason is present within Sangheili culture. It is punishable by death.[6][7][8]

An analogous concept to treason within the Covenant is that of heresy.

List of known traitors[edit]

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  2. ^ i love bees, Wartime treason
  3. ^ Halo: The Cole Protocol, chapter 2, page 34
  4. ^ Halo: Nightfall: RECON-14
  5. ^ Hunt the Truth, Spaien Sunrise propaganda
  6. ^ Halo: Glasslands, chapter 1, page 20-21
  7. ^ a b c Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level Before the Storm
  8. ^ a b Halo: Escalation, issue 14
  9. ^ Halo: Lone Wolf, issue 3
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  11. ^ Halo: Lone Wolf, issue 4
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  14. ^ Halo: Escalation, issue 6
  15. ^ a b Halo Waypoint, Mickey
  16. ^ Halo: New Blood, page 161-169
  17. ^ Halo: New Blood, page 135
  18. ^ Halo: New Blood, page 160
  19. ^ Halo: Bad Blood, page ???
  20. ^ Halo: Broken Circle, page 124-129
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  22. ^ Halo: Broken Circle, page 155-158, 165
  23. ^ Halo: Broken Circle, page 177-178
  24. ^ Halo: The Flood, chapter 2
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  26. ^ a b c d Halo: Initiation, issue 3
  27. ^ a b Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 13
  28. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 6
  29. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 18
  30. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 12, page 301
  31. ^ Halo: Silent Storm, chapter 25
  32. ^ Halo: Escalation, issue 16
  33. ^ Halo: Escalation, issue 22
  34. ^ Halo: Escalation, issue 24
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  36. ^ Halo: Escalation, issue 2
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  38. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, page 79
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