Germany vs. Turkey: Satire stirs free speech fears


  • Police protection for satirist
  • Confusion over Boehmermann’s Varoufakis video
  • Freedom of speech case outrages Germany

(1) Whosoever insults a foreign head of state, or, with respect to his position, a member of a foreign government who is in Germany in his official capacity, or a head of a foreign diplomatic mission who is accredited in the Federal territory shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding three years or a fine, in case of a slanderous insult to imprisonment from three months to five years.

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