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Producing, publishing pornography content criminal offences

6 Mar 2021

 Producing, showcasing, publishing, distributing, selling or importing materials and content related to pornography are highly punishable acts. 

‘The offence is punishable by imprisonment for a period that exceeds one year along with a fine up to RO1,000 (or either of the two). The sentence shall be increased to imprisonment for period of up to three years and a fine of RO5,000 if the content involves or engages a minor who has not reached the age of 18 years,’ Public Prosecution said. 

The rules have been in place to curb the menace in the online world. They apply to anyone who uses the Internet or Information Technology to obtain juvenile pornographic materials. 

 

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