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Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

Lèse-Majesté in Germany – A Relic of a Long-Gone Era?

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

In the summer of 2016, a little known provision of the German criminal code received international attention when it was invoked by the Turkish government on behalf of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan who felt insulted by a poem written by the German satirist Jan Böhmermann. According to section 103 of the German Criminal Code, …