Sexual harassment case was back in court
On Friday, August 11, the appeal trial of Svein Magne Mienna took place before the Hålogaland Court of Appeal in Tromsø.
– If necessary, I will take the matter to the Supreme Court. The verdict is wrong and they think I’m lying. I don’t want to wear this, said Mienna The fishing magazine.
In March, Mienna was fined NOK 12,000 by the Vestre Finnmark District Court for violating Article 156 of the Criminal Code, for harassing two female fisheries inspectors.
According to the court, Mienna believed that a female fisheries inspector should board a fishing boat and contribute to better catches. The court found that he then referred to the North Norwegian term “hail”.
He was also convicted for suggesting asking inspectors to dance. It was the Fisheries Department that reported Mienna after inspections at the facilities.
Fiskeribladet further writes that Fisheries Director Frank Bakke-Jensen has no comment on the appeal, but he has already told NRK that it is an important judgment.
Mienna tells the fishing magazine that he received a lot of support after the district court verdict and people raised money for the appeal.
– I have now received 5-6 thousand NOK in tips. Otherwise, I’m alone, but I take things as they come. I have good support from older colleagues, buddies and friends. I also have a new lawyer, so I’m in a good mood, he told the magazine.
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