Finland may ban buying of sex

  • 2003-07-10
  • France Presse
HELSINKIFinland is likely to outlaw the buying of sex after a task force said such an action could curb human trafficking and organized crime, Justice Minister Johannes Koskinen said on July 3."In all likelihood the government will support these proposals. It's important to cut the demand for sexual services, and a ban seems to be a very efficient method," Koskinen told reporters here.In its report handed over to the minister last week, the task force set up by him suggested that persons purchasing sex should be eligible for fines or prison up to six months.The maximum penalty for the purch...
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