Or, as the Jordan Times calls it, lesé majesté:
The State Security Court (SSC) on Tuesday sentenced a French national to three months in prison after convicting him of lesé majesté. The defendant, identified as Muntaser S., who holds dual nationality, yesterday admitted in court that he was guilty of the charge.
Based on his plea, the SSC sentenced him to one year in prison, but immediately reduced the sentence to three months “to give him a second chance in life because he was a foreign national who lived away from his home“. The defendant was released after substituting the court sentence with a fine, a senior judicial source told The Jordan Times.
The court said the defendant, who also holds Palestinian nationality and works as a math teacher at a French university, was visiting Jordan at the time of the offence. The court said the defendant insulted His Majesty King Abdullah and the country while riding in a taxi from his hotel to a currency exchange outlet on January 29.