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Finland plans to jail for sending unwanted penis photos

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Finland wants to punish the unsolicited sending of penis pictures and other explicit photos with up to six months in prison. The draft law on the „dick pics“, also known as „cyber flashing“, should be presented to parliament next year, a Justice Department spokesman told AFP today.

According to the information, the definition of sexual harassment is to be expanded to include „verbal harassment, harassment through pictures or messages, taking photos of others or through self-exposure“. The penalty ranges from a fine to imprisonment.

Currently, sexual harassment requires contact under Finnish law. Sending unwanted sexual images can be punishable under the defamation law, but the sexual dimension is neglected.