A judge in Rio de Janeiro state has ordered the seizure of the international bestseller “Fifty Shades of Grey” and other erotic books from two stores.
The shops disobeyed Brazilian laws by failing to cover erotic images and content deemed inappropriate for under-18′s. From now on, these books must be sealed to prevent children from flicking through them.
Officials will return the books within five days if the bookshop owners ensure they are sealed before being put back on display.
The Judge Raphael Baddini de Queiroz Campos acted after he found a group of children gathered around a window of the town’s bookshops where erotic content was on display, the Rio de Janeiro justice service’s website stated.
Last year, public libraries in several U.S. states did not order the book at all over anxieties that its content would be unsuitable for local residents.