When monarchies ruled, insulting kings were illegal. Yet, many countries still use these laws, so where is it a crime to insult a leader?
A Thai Man Faces Nearly 40 Years in Jail for Insulting the King’s Dog
“A Thai man faces up to 37 years in prison for mocking the king’s dog over social media, an apparent violation of Thailand’s stringent laws against insults aimed at the country’s monarchy.”
DEFAMATION LAWS IN POLAND
“In Poland, the constitutional court recognizes that free expression is “one of the most important values of a democratic state” but decided that personal dignity and honor should come first.”
Yes, it’s still a crime to insult Italy’s president
“The Italian Senate has moved to scrap a jail term of up to five years for insulting the president.”
‘Insult law’ commonplace in many countries
“South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande has called for a law protecting President Jacob Zuma against insults, the Star reported on Thursday.”
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