Jail term for royal in­sult

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

KAMPEN, The Nether­lands: A man has been sen­tenced to 30 days in jail un­der a rarely en­forced 19th cen­tury law for in­sult­ing King Willem-Alexan­der.

The 44-year-old man, whose name has not been re­leased, posted a mes­sage on Face­book in April last year brand­ing the king “a mur­derer, rapist, op­pres­sor and thief ”.

Judge Sylvia Taal­man said he had dam­aged the dig­nity of the king and his be­hav­iour “is not ac­cept­able in our so­ci­ety”.

The crime car­ries a max­i­mum penalty of five years in prison. – Daily Mail

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