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Psychological domestic violence shall lead to a prison sentence in Denmark
"Psychological domestic violence shall lead to a prison sentence in Denmark"

"Psychological violence should be punished just as hard as physical violence. It considers the Danish minister of justice who suggests to the subjects related to abusive or degrading treatment shall be sentenced to up to three years in prison."

"minister of Justice, mr Søren Pape Poulsen (K) says in a press release that"

"in concrete terms, the bill to persons who, for a period, exposing the other related to the same households for the grossly defamatory, insulting or offensive acts shall be sentenced to imprisonment of up to three years."

"In the proposal are detailed definitions of what is mental violence. For example, it can be the digital surveillance of a partner or the malicious spreading of rumours."

"of gender equality, Eva Kjer Hansen (V) admits for The Record that there are grey areas, but that it is important to give people who have been victims of psychological violence an opportunity to have their cases heard."

"But Trine Baumbach, associate professor of criminal justice at the university of Copenhagen, doubt that the law has a great impact. Physical violence is easier to prove because it leaves visible tracks, she believes."

"– But psychological violence can be more difficult to prove because it does not necessarily takes place when the friends come to visit. It easily becomes word against word in a court case, " she says to the newspaper."

"Lisbeth Jessen, president of the association Danner, who work to help abused women and children, however, is positive."

" We are very excited for the bill. Over the past two years, we have work to do psychological violence a punishable offence, because it is an important samhällssignal to equate physical and psychological violence, " she says to the Ritzaus."

"the Bill is added in Wednesday, and have a majority in the parliament behind him."

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