Dutchman jailed for 30 days for ‘insulting’ the king


A court in the Netherlands has sentenced a man to 30 days in jail for insulting the king on Facebook.

The 44-year-old Dutchman “intentionally insulted” King Willem-Alexander, accusing him of being a murderer, thief and rapist, the Dutch judiciary said.

He was convicted of breaking seldom-used royal defamation laws.

…The Netherlands’ lese majeste law dates from 1881 and carries sentences of up to five years jail or a fine of 20,000 euros ($22,200; £16,700).

In total 18 prosecutions were brought under the law between 2000 and 2012, half of which resulted in convictions, Dutch TV reported.

  • bargogx1

    The peasants are revolting! The peasants are revolting!

    • The King thinks so.

      • andycanuck

        There’s some more information about this that, oddly enough, the BBC was suppressing. See my two links replying to Brenda.

  • Hard Little Machine

    King Willem-Alexander, is a murderer, thief and rapist. Come and get me, faggots.

  • Brenda

    It doesn’t say his name. Was this Dutchman named Mo, by any chance?