Ukraine Bans Porn, Exempts Medicinal Use

This is strange on so many levels:

Possession of pornography is now a criminal offense in Ukraine, Lenta.ru reports, after Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko signed a law to that effect today. Human rights activists and members of the Ukrainian artistic community had asked the president to veto the law. (…)

Now pornography can be kept only “for medical purposes,” according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice. The ministry also warns that possession of a large number of identical images will be considered evidence of trading in pornography, which is also criminalized.

Punishment for possession of pornography will include fines and imprisonment for up to three years.

I wonder how they’ll define medicinal use.

One Response

  1. Well, outside of the conventional—sperm bank, anything needing a semen sample—, they could claim it’s part of a “cure” for homosexuality. In which case, it becomes strange on a whole new level…

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