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Monaco: webmaster accused of defaming the Head of State

Categories: Western Europe, Monaco, Freedom of Speech

In Monaco (Principality of Monaco [1]), Marc Giacone [2], the owner of a new satirical website, featuring cartoons [3] allegedly defaming and ridiculing [4] the Prince Albert II [5] and other local politicians risks a 6 month prison sentence and a fine of 1500€ [6]. The website, Monaco Politic Circus, which was meant to imitate the famous French satirical political weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo [7], has been suspended.