Saturday, 12 January 2013

Cold Justice

11.01.2013 | 10:53

Interior Minister Calls for Surveillance of Pedophiles [sic]

"A bill is awaiting the first round of discussions in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, which authorizes surveillance of pedophiles [sic] after they have served their sentences. Minister of the Interior Ögmundur Jónasson submitted the bill in November.

“I’m hoping that the bill can become law within a few weeks. We have made this matter absolute priority,” Ögmundur told Fréttablaðið.

According to the bill, convicted pedophiles [sic] can be monitored electronically, among other methods, and their dwellings and medical treatment can be determined if deemed likely that they will commit further crimes.

Ögmundur said the surveillance must be determined by a judge before the convicts complete their sentences. “It will never be the decision of the police or prison authorities.”

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