‘WON’T LET YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT MY PHONE’: Man has been sentenced to five years in jail after using his phone to take a picture of a female prison inmate.
The 33-year-old, from the northern city of Turku, was arrested in August last year when he tried to take photographs of inmates with their phones.
But after a search warrant was issued, he used his phone for nearly 10 minutes to take the photo, which he later uploaded to his Facebook account.
The prison in the city of Umea in Finland has since been closed, but Mr Likkanen, who is serving his sentence, said he would not allow anyone else to use the phone, or anyone else from inside the prison, even for a day or two.
He said he had tried to keep his phone in his pocket but was only allowed to leave his cell for a short period.
“It was very hard to get my phone out and the prison authorities were very aggressive with me,” he said.
“They told me they could arrest me and put me in jail for a year, which I had to comply with.”
I had no choice but to take my phone and show the picture of the female prisoner.
“Mr Likkunen was jailed for five years and five months last year after he was found guilty of breaking the prison’s rules on social media.
But he appealed against the decision, which the prison had previously given him, saying it violated the prisoner’s rights under Finnish criminal law.”
There are other things they are going to do and they are not going to let me leave without my smartphone.””
I have not heard from them since the trial started.”
There are other things they are going to do and they are not going to let me leave without my smartphone.
“That’s why I am appealing this case and if I have to pay a fine, I will do that.”
We have had many people leave the prison for other reasons and the punishment will only go to the one who is convicted.