Progress Party wants to increase maximum prison penalty in Norway to 50 years

Sylvi ListhaugPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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The Progress Party’s (FRP) program committee wants to increase the maximum sentence from the current 21 years in prison to 50 years in prison. 

According to newspaper VG, the program committee will present its draft on Tuesday.

The committee wants to lower the minimum criminal age from 15 to 14 years – and it also wants to enable greater use of unconditional imprisonment for offenders under 18 years.

“We want to make it tougher to commit criminal acts in Norway. It should hurt to be a criminal. 

“Therefore, we favor sharpening the level of punishment and increasing the maximum sentence to 50 years. 

“Not only terrorist acts should have a much higher penalty, but also murder and other serious crime,” Listhaug told the newspaper.

Medical castration

Among the other proposals is that those who have committed serious sexual abuse of children should be sentenced to medical castration. 

The program committee will also make it possible to deprive abusers of the right to a passport to prevent them from traveling abroad to exploit children. 

In addition, it wants parents who have been convicted of abusing their own children to lose the right to care and visitation immediately.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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