Czechs make possession of child pornography criminal offense

Czech President Vaclav Klaus on signed a law making possession of child pornography a criminal offense punishable by up to two years in prison, officials said.

The bill also raises the maximum jail sentence for producing and distributing child pornography from three to eight years.

The lower chamber of the Czech Parliament passed the bill in June but it was rejected by the upper house, the Senate, the following month. The lower chamber last month overturned the Senate decision.

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2007-10-29 13:39.

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