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Sexual Violence Law Causes Row in Italy

Politicians from Italy's ruling populist coalition have clashed over a major new sexual violence bill. The law seeks to strengthen the fight against sexual crimes like rape and revenge porn on the internet, but a...

by LibertiesEU

Politicians from Italy's ruling populist coalition have clashed over a major new sexual violence bill. The law seeks to strengthen the fight against sexual crimes like rape and revenge porn on the internet, but a proposed amendment calling for some sex offenders to be chemically castrated, with their consent, is facing backlash. The right-wing League proposed the change, but members of their coalition partner, Five Star, say they reject the proposal. The draft bill will make revenge porn a crime in Italy, though disagreements still exist over some of the details.