Jail term for royal insult
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