I checked: the crime of LÃ¨se-majestÃ© is not on the books of the French Republic, which has a reputation for chopping off royal heads, even though that was quite a while ago. Strangely, the new republic, the socialist republic of France, is bringing it back.
Nine months in jail for offending Taubira
A candidate for the Front National in the municipal elections, posted on her Facebook page a photo of minister of Justice Christiane Taubira next to a photo of a baby monkey,Â with captions indicating that the baby monkey was really Taubira at 18 months. Leclere insisted it was done for humor, that the picture had been posted by someone else, and that there was no racism involved, but the ensuing scandal led Marine Le Pen to remove her from the party on December 3.
Anne-Sophie Leclere has been sentenced to nine months in prison, fined 30,000 euros and barred for five years from holding office. The Front National and Leclere together were fined 50,000 euros in damages. The verdict came from the court of grand instance (a lower court) of Cayenne, capital of Guyana, home of Christiane Taubira.
This frivolous lawsuit has ramifications that are anything but frivolous. The courts are the means by which minority groups become powerful enough to dominate the educational, political and cultural institutions of a country, and eventually to take over. Christiane Taubira, as minister of Justice, has used her own personal political party to undermine a legitimate political party she hates and that threatens her position. And she has duped the people into believing she was insulted racially, when it is more likely that she seized the opportunity to pretend to be offended, and to exact her revenge. (Gallia Watch has the story)