Danish government wants tougher penalties for ‘revenge porn’ – The Post

Danish government wants tougher penalties for ‘revenge porn’

Broad parliamentary agreement for tougher laws

Enhedslisten’s Pernille Skipper thinks revenge porn laws are too weak (photo: Mogens Engelund )
April 4th, 2016 2:00 pm| by Ray W

Sharing sexually explicit photos, videos or other media should carry a prison sentence, argue a majority of MPs in favour of introducing tougher penalties, reports Metroxpress.

In two cases last year, two parties guilty of publishing pornographic pictures of teenage girls were only fined, and this has outraged MPs.

“These cases are reprehensible and the government has already initiated work to look at the punishment for this kind of abuse,” said Søren Pind, the justice minister, who is supported by a majority in Parliament.

Wide agreement
“We must look at the level of punishment,” said Socialdemokraterne spokesperson Trine Bramsen. “It currently seems too low.”

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Pernille Skipper, Bramsen’s counterpart in Enhedslisten, also wants to tougher punishments.

“It’s disgusting and a huge violation of women and girls,” she said.

“It almost seems like a seal of approval if the maximum penalties are so disproportionately low, so we need to look at raising them.”