Rape sentencing was in the headlines on Wednesday, as the press grappled with the verdict in a trial of five young men of for the rape of a young woman at the Tapanila railway station in north Helsinki.

The case shocked Finland in March, when the five young men, four of whom were under 18, harassed a woman on a commuter train before following her when she got off and then assaulting her. Their Somali background was widely publicised before they were apprehended, as they were wanted men, prompting an avalanche of racist comment on social media and even anguished debate in more mainstream outlets.

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