High court toughens punishment of pressing public PET-book

The high Court toughens the penalty to JP/Politikens Hus, in order to publish a book about the PET in violation of a court ban. Mediekoncernen fined a quarter

High court toughens punishment of pressing public PET-book

The high Court toughens the penalty to JP/Politikens Hus, in order to publish a book about the PET in violation of a court ban. Mediekoncernen fined a quarter

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
13 February 2020 Thursday 21:00
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High court toughens punishment of pressing public PET-book

The high Court toughens the penalty to JP/Politikens Hus, in order to publish a book about the PET in violation of a court ban.

Mediekoncernen fined a quarter of a million dollars, while the responsible editor-in-chief, Christian Jensen, gets a fine of 100,000 crowns.

the newspaper Politiken printed the whole book 'Seven years for the PET, as a special supplement in the søndagsudgaven 9. October 2016.

When the case first came to the Copenhagen city Court, said the punishment at a fine of 100,000 dollars to JP/Politikens Hus and a fine of 50,000 crowns to the editor-in-chief Christian Jensen in January of last year.

Thus change the regional court the sentence considerably in relation to the decision by the Copenhagen city Court came up with in January of last year.

at the Time of Christian Jensen, a fine of 50,000 crowns, while JP/Politikens Hus was punished with a fine of 100,000 crowns.

'Seven years for the PET' is very much on the former PET chief Jakob Scharfs assessments of a number of terrorsager.

the Announcement happened, even though a judge in the Copenhagen city Court had earlier placed a temporary ban. This intervention was the desire of the PET, which would have clarified, for the book's release could harm the service's work.

In the grounds underlines the high court's judges, in a democratic society may be deemed necessary to be able to sanction intentional violations of the prohibitions and injunctions that are requested by the courts.

Updated: 13.02.2020 21:00
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