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Blackmail is better known as blackmail. It is a form of extortion that does not involve the use (or threat) of violence. In the event of blackmail, someone is moved to do or not do something against his direct will by threatening to disclose a secret or sensitive information (defamation).

Blackmail is an offence only subject to prosecution on complaint: it is not punishable until it has been reported by the victim. Blackmail is punishable by a maximum penalty of four years or a fine of the fifth category.

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