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The UK prohibits taking pictures under the skirts

The upper house of the British Parliament has passed a law against taking pictures under woman's skirts, and thus the months-long campaign of a young Englishwoman to success helped.

The 27-year-old activist Gina Martin celebrated the on Tuesday approved a ban on Twitter: "I'm exhausted and so happy," wrote Martin on Wednesday. However, the decision was due to the also on the same day, to be held Brexit vote in the lower house.

Martin had taken up the fight against secret Photography under skirts and dresses (in English: "Upskirting") to one's own experience in suffering. In July 2017 they had been to according to its own information of a stranger at a music festival in London initially afflicted. Then he made a picture under her skirt and this over the short message service Whatsapp to a friend sent.

110'000 signatures

they collected have alerted the police, who had forced the man to Delete the picture. The investigations against the Suspects were, however, soon set in. The reason: The Offense was at the time in England and Wales, not criminal, unlike in Scotland. "That was the straw that broke the camel's back," said Martin. She launched a Petition to ban the secret pictures. More than 110'000 signatures they gathered. At the same time, you have to hate messages, rape threats in the social networks plug in.

in the Meantime, the project was threatened even by the Failure, as a conservative member of Parliament in the blocked house of the law. The government of Prime Minister Theresa May took, however, a cross-party Initiative in the matter and brought the ban through the house of Commons.

With the decision of the house of lords from Tuesday Upskirting is says, "" in England and Wales in the future, offenders with a prison sentence looming. (chk/AFP)

Created: 17.01.2019, 02:51 PM

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