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Wed, 26 Oct, 2016 12:08:44 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Oct 26
Left Alliance MP Aino-Kaisa Pekonen. File Photo – Lehtikuva.
The number of threats faced by Vasemmistoliitto (Left Alliance) lawmakers has increased across the board in this parliamentary term, found a telephone survey conducted by the news agency STT. 
In the Vihreätliitto (Green League), threats have been directed particularly at women and minority representatives.
Threats against politicians have become a common theme, including against Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s family and against Green MPs. The Southwest Finland District Court has sentenced a man to 70 days of conditional imprisonment for issuing threats against the PM’s family and lawmakers Ozan Yanar and Emma Kari. 
According to Left Alliance parliamentary group chairman Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, compared to the previous parliamentary terms, threats have increased significantly.
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