The court, located on the Baltic island of Gotland, ruled that the teen's friend request violated the restraining order the other party had previously filed against him, Sveriges Radio reports. The teen was handed a suspended sentence for his violation and fined 30 days' pay.
However, the Facebook friend request may not have been the only factor that led the judge to convict and fine the teen.
While Sweden's laws are markedly different from those in the U.S. that have led to arrests over Facebook activity, friend requests on the social media site have been a component in past cases. In 2010, a Florida man was jailed for sending a friend request to his estranged wife, thereby violating a domestic order against him.
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