Thursday, 25 June 2009

Insulting the State



Poland’s Penal Code makes it an offence to insult the Polish nation, the president, foreign and public officials and has been applied fairly regularly. However courts have been reluctant to pass custodial sentences, applying only fines - stupid Polish cunts.


In Germany defamation of the President is an offence, as is insult to the Federal Republic, its states, the flag, and the national anthem. However, the Federal Constitutional Court, in 2000, notably stated that even harsh political criticism however unjust or unobjective, does not constitute insult of the Republic. - Stupid German cunts


In the Netherlands it is a crime to “intentionally insult” the King and certain members of the royal family. In a rare instance of application in 2005, there was an attempt to convict a protestor for throwing paint at the passing carriages of the Crown Prince and Princess, but this was changed to charges of attempt to cause injury. The most recent insult convictions were as long ago as the 1960s. - Dutch bastards


Other countries where there exist insult laws include France where the 1881Press Law makes it an offence to insult the President, courts, armed forces and other public bodies. However since 2000, the law was amended to remove the option of imprisonment, and now only fines can be applied Although the World Press Freedom Committee’s report notes that the Press Law has been invoked with increasing vigour, there have been no recent successful prosecutions. - French tossers


Italian law contains provisions that make it an offence to insult the republic, constitutional institutions, the armed forces and indeed the Italian nation, but there has been no successful prosecution since the 1950s. It is an offence to “offend the honour” of the President (and indeed the Pope) and there was one successful conviction in 2004. - Shit Eyeties


In Belgium and Spain, there are laws that make it an offence to insult members of their royal families, but in neither country have these laws been recently applied. Similarly laws in Portugal against insult to officials have not been enforced. - Twats


16 comments:

Paul said...

I didn't know you were a raving monarchist OH!

Anonymous said...

How the fuck would you go about offending the honour of Berlusconi then?

Paul said...

The Turks have 'insulting the state' laws. Insult Atatürk and you're off to prison for it.

Anonymous said...

So do the Thais

Nemesis said...

Not just insulting Kemal - also insulting 'Turkishness' by e.g. not denying the Armenian Genocide, suggesting that there is such a thing as a Kurdish nation etc. Not only can you go to prison for it, you can also be assaulted or killed by organised armed gangs of ultra-nationalist 'Grey Wolves' with shady connections to the military and 'Deep State'.

banned said...

I don't do Facebook. Your link is meaningless.

CryBaby said...

and you haven't got enough space on this blog to list all the stuff we can't do in the UK.

Phil McVile said...

There is some EU law coming out that makes it a criminal offence to insult a public official. Fucking cunts, now you can't even bollock a jobsworth without getting your collar felt.

Youf of today said...

@banned: No login required. If you're feeling paranoid, scrub your cookies and get it using Tor.

Unless you have a personal or ideological reason not to use it, it's just being used as a convenient file host.

Anonymous said...

Try living here in Thailand the crime of lesse majeste caries 15 years in nick per offence. A swiss guy pissed up a while ago defaced 5 pictures of the king, 75 years been released now pardoned by the bloke he defaced. This country is run by very powerful families mostly Chinese and the above law is used to stifle dissent read about this guy Harry Nicolaides and worry. The king is 82 now and sick he had not been seen in public for a while his son is not well liked so when he pops his clogs watch this space for fun and games, and don't rule out civil war.
Never a dull moment.

banned said...

Youf of today , thank you for your advice.
Isn't there already legislation about bringing the EU into disrepute ?

Lord Mandy said...

♫ I'm big, I'm bad. ♫

Goodnight Vienna said...

Don't worry OH, it'll be coming here soon, courtesy of the EU - provisions in the Lisbon Treaty (and 'insulting' the flag).

Anonymous said...

Isn't this an argument for separating the head of state (e.g. the queen) and the government (e.g. nulabore)? Like in Britain?

So this is actually a reason to keep Prince Charles and the other useless royal troughers; if we didn't have them, we'd have President Cameron. And woe betide anyone who insults him, for that would be high treason.

Anonymous said...

Isn't this an argument for separating the head of state from their body? What a good idea!

State slave said...

People only make laws against being insulted when they know they are insulting the people.

In every case!

free speech anyone?

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