For those who write against the monarchy in the United Kingdom, one thing is certain: life imprisonment. For a country whose press has complained so bitterly about a supposed lack of freedom of press in Russia, an accusation which is ridiculous, this is interesting news
It transpires that the Guardian newspaper has raised the question with the High Court, the highest judicial body in the land. The newspaper was trying to challenge a law of 1848, which stipulates that any person who writes any material in favour of the abolition of the monarchy in Britain should receive life imprisonment.
The Supreme Court refused to judge the case, which The Guardian believes to be in violation of Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which guarantees freedom of speech.
This case would not have appeared so interesting if the British press had not accused the Russian authorities of being undemocratic. Once again, those with roofs of glass should not throw stones.
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