lese-majesty


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lese-majesty

any of various offences committed against the sovereign power in a state; treason
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I've just finished editing a cahier special on Francois Villon who did name names in his poetry and thus dared commit lese-majesty and heresy at the RISK of his very life.
Tsuda, however, questioned the existence of the first fourteen emperors, which is why he was convicted of lese-majesty in 1942, a process that had started with the banning of one of his books on 10 February 1940, the day before the 2,600th anniversary of the empire.
Reynolds outlines the case of Nai Thim - a nineteenth-century poet whose verse won him the enmity of powerful court officials and ultimately a charge and conviction on lese-majesty. Reynolds proposes the term "state poetics" to describe the prescription and reproduction of literary conventions which uphold and support a particular image of social legitimacy and authority, and conversely to punish or deny expressions which challenge (intentionally or otherwise) these claims.
DPA Bangkok Thai prosecutors should immediately drop a charge of lese-majesty against a prominent Thai scholar who questioned the historical accuracy of a 16th century battle, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.
Their questions are not being asked publicly due to fear of Thailand's strict lese-majesty law.