Woman in Finnmark fined 8,000 kroner for putting hand across the Russian border

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In March, a woman put her left hand across the border with Russia in Sør-Varanger in Finnmark. Now she has been fined NOK 8,000.

The woman climbed up a cairn at Treriksrøysen in Pasvik. Her left hand crossed the Norwegian-Russian border when she held her arms around the cairn, the newspaper VG writes.

There are video surveillance cameras along the border, and one of these cameras probably captured the incident, the newspaper notes.

“There are very many tourists who are not aware of how strict this actually is, but not knowing the law is not an excuse here. The fines are high to prevent other people from crossing the border,” police attorney Lisa Moon Sneve in the Finnmark Police District noted.

The woman has not accepted the fine, and thus she risks either having to pay NOK 9,600 or serving 19 days in prison.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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