Undeterred by blackmail: Teacher gets cyber crime accused convicted

LAHORE: A female schoolteacher of a small village in Kharian refused to make out-of-court settlement with her tormentor who uploaded her objectionable pictures on her Facebook account.

On Tuesday, she said her persistent standing against the cyber crime suspect was redeemed when an additional session judge, Lahore, handed down two-year imprisonment to him (Yasir Lateef) and also imposed a fine of Rs30,000 on charges of uploading her objectionable pictures on her Facebook account after hacking it in order to blackmail her.

Although the new cyber crime law – the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act – has been introduced in the country in August last, the court convicted him on the charges framed against him under the Electronic Transaction Ordinance as the case was registered in May.

The woman, who refused to bow down to pressures from the area elders and the family of the suspect to withdraw

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