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Mozambique’s president, Filipe Nyusi, has enacted laws to revise the Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure and has approved the Code of Execution of Sentences, the presidency said on Tuesday in a statement.
The revision of the instruments began two years ago to humanise the country’s judicial system, ensuring that the criminal legislation is closer to human rights, according to the parliament.
One of the main innovations of this legislation is the criminalisation of unauthorised audio, video or photo recordings.
Making recordings, recording, using, transmitting or disclosing conversation, telephone communication, image, photography, video, audio, detailed billing, e-mail, social network without consent and with the intention of debauch people’s private lives becomes a crime in Mozambique.
The penal code will also more accurately punish corruption and related crimes in the public sector, applying between 2 and 8 years in prison to civil servants.