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ⓘ Insult (legal)




Insult (legal)
                                     

ⓘ Insult (legal)

Insult is the infringement of another humans honor by whatsoever means of expression, in particular an offensive statement or gesture communicated, and is a crime in some countries. The distinction between insult and defamation is that, from a focussing point of view, the former ascribes a value whereas the latter attributes or imputes a fact.

                                     

1. Law by jurisdiction

Algeria

Insult is punishable by prison up to three months or a fine from 10.000 DZD ca. $78.50 to 25.000 DZD ca. $196 or both.

Chad

Public insult injure not through press is punishable by prison up to six months or a fine from 25.000 XAF ca. $41 to 50.000 XAF ca. $82.50 or both.

Iran

Satirization is punishable by prison up to six months.

Japan

Public insult 侮辱, "bujoku" is punishable by prison up to one month or by a fine from ¥1.000 ca. $9 to ¥10.000 ca. $92.

South Korea

Public insult 모욕, "moyok" is punishable by prison up to one year or by a fine up to ₩2 million ca. $1.600.

Turkey

Insult hakaret is punishable by prison up to two years or by fine. If the insult is committed in public, the penalty is prison up to 2.33 years or a fine increased by up to a sixth.

Andorra

Grave or public insult injuria is punishable by prison up to 12 days.

Austria

Insult Beleidigung or derision Verspottung in public or in front of multiple people is punishable by prison up to three months or by a fine up to 180 daily units.

Belarus

Insult оскорбление, "oskorblenie" in public, in a public work or telecommunication network is punishable by fine or restriction of liberty up to three years.

Belgium

Insult injure is punishable by prison up to two months or by a fine from €26 ca. $28 to €500 ca. $540.

Germany

Insult Beleidigung is punishable by prison up to one year or by fine. If the insult is committed by assault, the penalty is prison up to two years or a fine.

Greece

Insult εξύβριση is punishable by prison up to six months or by fine. If the insult is committed in public, the penalty is prison up to one year or a fine.

Poland

Insult zniewaga is punishable by fine or restriction of liberty. If the insult is committed by mass media, the penalty is either prison up to one year, a fine or restriction of liberty.

Portugal

Insult injuria is punishable by prison up to three months or by a fine up to 120 daily units.

San Marino

Insult ingiuria in front of multiple people is punishable by a fine of 10 to 40 daily units.

Sweden

Insult forolampning is punishable by fine. If the insult is gross, the penalty is prison up to six months or a fine.

Switzerland

Insult is punishable by a fine up to 90 daily units.

Costa Rica

Insult injuria is punishable by a fine from 10 to 50 daily units. If the insult is committed in public, the penalty is a fine from 15 to 75 daily units.

Cuba

Insult injuria is punishable by prison up to one year or by a fine from 100 to 300 units.

El Salvador

Insult injuria is punishable by a fine from 50 to 100 daily units. If the insult is committed in public, the penalty is a fine from 100 to 180 daily units.

Argentina

Insult injuria not referring to or protecting public goods is punishable by a fine of 1.500 ARS ca. $23 to 20.000 ARS ca. $309.

Bolivia

Insult injuria by means of mass diffusion is punishable by a fine from 100 to 250 daily units.

Paraguay

Insult injuria is punishable by a fine up to 90 daily units. If the insult is committed in front of someone else, the penalty is a fine up to 180 daily units.

Peru

Insult injuria is punishable by a fine from 60 up to 90 daily units or by public work from 10 to 40 days.

Suriname

Insult belediging not protecting public goods intentiously is punishable by prison up to three months, a fine up to 10.000 SRD ca. $1.329 or both.

                                     

1.1. Law by jurisdiction Chad

Public insult injure not through press is punishable by prison up to six months or a fine from 25.000 XAF ca. $41 to 50.000 XAF ca. $82.50 or both.

                                     

1.2. Law by jurisdiction Egypt

Public insult سَبَّة, "sabba" is punishable by a fine from 2.000 EGP ca. $126 to 10.000 EGP ca. $633. If the insult is published in a newspaper or elsewhere, the penalty is a fine from 4.000 EGP ca. $253 to 20.000 EGP ca. $1.266.

                                     

1.3. Law by jurisdiction Eritrea

Insult is punishable by prison up to one month or by a fine from 1 ERN ca. $0.06 to 1.000 ERN ca. $66.50. If the insult is grossly obscene, refers to the profession or is otherwise severe, the penalty is prison up to six months or a fine from 5.001 ERN ca. $333 to 20.000 ERN ca. $1.333.

                                     

1.4. Law by jurisdiction Azerbaijan

Public insult təhqir is punishable either by prison up to six months, a fine from 1.000 AZN ca. $588 to 1.500 AZN ca. $882, income subtraction from 5% to 20% for up to one year or public work from 60 to 120 days. If the insult is committed with a pseudonymous profile or account in the Internet, the penalty is either prison up to one year, a fine from 1.000 AZN to 2.000 AZN ca. $1.176, income subtraction from 5% to 20% for up to two years or public work from 90 to 120 days.

                                     

1.5. Law by jurisdiction Iran

Satirization is punishable by prison up to six months.

                                     

1.6. Law by jurisdiction Japan

Public insult 侮辱, "bujoku" is punishable by prison up to one month or by a fine from ¥1.000 ca. $9 to ¥10.000 ca. $92.

                                     

1.7. Law by jurisdiction Kazakhstan

Insult қорлау, "qorlay" is punishable by a fine of up to 100 monthly calculation indices. If the insult is committed in public, by mass media or telecommunication networks, the penalty is a fine of up to 200 monthly calculation indices.

                                     

1.8. Law by jurisdiction Oman

Insult is punishable by prison up to three months, a fine from 100 OMR ca. $259 to 300 OMR ca. $777 or both. If the insult is committed in public, the penalty is prison up to six months, a fine from 200 OMR to 500 OMR ca. $1.295 or both.

                                     

1.9. Law by jurisdiction South Korea

Public insult 모욕, "moyok" is punishable by prison up to one year or by a fine up to ₩2 million ca. $1.600.

                                     

1.10. Law by jurisdiction Taiwan

Public insult 侮辱, "wǔrǔ" is punishable by prison up to two months or by a fine up to 9.000 TWD ca. $297. If the insult is committed by assault, the penalty is prison up to one year or a fine up to 15.000 TWD ca. $495.

                                     

1.11. Law by jurisdiction Turkey

Insult hakaret is punishable by prison up to two years or by fine. If the insult is committed in public, the penalty is prison up to 2.33 years or a fine increased by up to a sixth.

                                     

1.12. Law by jurisdiction Uzbekistan

Only the second insult haqorat qilish after an administrative measure is punishable either by a fine up to 200 basic calculation units, income subtraction from 10% to 30% for up to one year or up to 60 days of public work. If the insult is printed or otherwise reproduced, the penalty is either a fine from 200 to 400 basic calculation units, income subtraction from 10% to 30% for one to two years or public work from 60 to 75 days.

                                     

1.13. Law by jurisdiction Vietnam

Serious insult làm nhuc is punishable by a fine from 10.000.000 VND ca. $421 to 30.000.000 VND ca. $1.265 or community service up to three years, which means public work and partial income subtraction. For insult against someone who teaches, nurtures, cares for or cures the offender and for insult by means of a computer network, telecommunication network or electronic device, the penalty is prison up to two years.

                                     

1.14. Law by jurisdiction Albania

Insult fyerje is punishable by a fine of 40.000 ALL ca. $350 to 1 million ALL ca. $8.350. If the insult is committed in public, the penalty is a fine from 40.000 ALL to 3 million ALL ca. $25.100.

                                     

1.15. Law by jurisdiction Andorra

Grave or public insult injuria is punishable by prison up to 12 days.

                                     

1.16. Law by jurisdiction Austria

Insult Beleidigung or derision Verspottung in public or in front of multiple people is punishable by prison up to three months or by a fine up to 180 daily units.

                                     

1.17. Law by jurisdiction Belarus

Insult оскорбление, "oskorblenie" in public, in a public work or telecommunication network is punishable by fine or restriction of liberty up to three years.

                                     

1.18. Law by jurisdiction Belgium

Insult injure is punishable by prison up to two months or by a fine from €26 ca. $28 to €500 ca. $540.

                                     

1.19. Law by jurisdiction Bulgaria

Insult is punishable by a fine from 1.000 BGN ca. $550 to 3.000 BGN ca. $1.675. If the insult is committed in public, divulged through print or some other way, the penalty is a fine from 3.000 BGN to 10.000 BGN ca. $5.570.

                                     

1.20. Law by jurisdiction Croatia

Insult uvreda is punishable by a fine up to 90 daily units. If the insult is committed through press, radio, television, a public computer system or network, at a public gathering or otherwise made publically accessible, the penalty is a fine up to 180 daily units.

                                     

1.21. Law by jurisdiction Germany

Insult Beleidigung is punishable by prison up to one year or by fine. If the insult is committed by assault, the penalty is prison up to two years or a fine.

                                     

1.22. Law by jurisdiction Greece

Insult εξύβριση is punishable by prison up to six months or by fine. If the insult is committed in public, the penalty is prison up to one year or a fine.

                                     

1.23. Law by jurisdiction Iceland

Insult modgun is punishable by prison up to one year or by fine. For insult against ones spouse, ex-spouse, child or close relative, the penalty is prison up to two years. Upbraiding brigsl without a reason is punishable by a fine.

                                     

1.24. Law by jurisdiction Liechtenstein

Insult Beleidigung or derision Verspottung in front of someone else is punishable by prison up to one month or by a fine up to 60 daily units. If the insult occurs in public or in front of multiple people, the penalty is prison up to three months or a fine up to 180 daily units.

                                     

1.25. Law by jurisdiction Netherlands

Insult belediging not protecting public goods intentiously is punishable by prison up to three months or a fine up to €4.350 ca. $4.739. In Sint Maarten, insult is punishable by prison up to three months or by a fine up to $250. In Aruba, it is punishable by prison up to three months or by a fine up to 300 AWG ca. $165.

                                     

1.26. Law by jurisdiction Poland

Insult zniewaga is punishable by fine or restriction of liberty. If the insult is committed by mass media, the penalty is either prison up to one year, a fine or restriction of liberty.

                                     

1.27. Law by jurisdiction Portugal

Insult injuria is punishable by prison up to three months or by a fine up to 120 daily units.

                                     

1.28. Law by jurisdiction San Marino

Insult ingiuria in front of multiple people is punishable by a fine of 10 to 40 daily units.

                                     

1.29. Law by jurisdiction Serbia

Insult uvreda is punishable by a fine from 20 to 100 daily units or from 40.000 RSD ca. 367$ to 200.000 RSD ca. $1.835. If the insult is committed through the press, radio, television, other media or at a public gathering, the penalty is a fine from 80 to 240 daily units or from 150.000 RSD ca. $1.376 to 450.000 RSD ca. $4.130.

                                     

1.30. Law by jurisdiction Slovenia

Insult razzalitev that, not contemptuously intended, does not pertain to a scientific, literary or artistic work, serious criticism, official duty, social or political activity, defense of a right or protection of justified benefits is punishable by prison up to three months or by fine. If the insult is committed through press, radio, television, on a website or through other media, the penalty is prison up to six months or a fine.

                                     

1.31. Law by jurisdiction Spain

Insult injuria of grave nature, with such effects or circumstances is punishable by a fine of 3 to 7 monthly units. If such insult is committed in public, the penalty is a fine from 6 to 14 monthly units.

                                     

1.32. Law by jurisdiction Sweden

Insult forolampning is punishable by fine. If the insult is gross, the penalty is prison up to six months or a fine.

                                     

1.33. Law by jurisdiction Switzerland

Insult is punishable by a fine up to 90 daily units.

                                     

1.34. Law by jurisdiction Costa Rica

Insult injuria is punishable by a fine from 10 to 50 daily units. If the insult is committed in public, the penalty is a fine from 15 to 75 daily units.

                                     

1.35. Law by jurisdiction Cuba

Insult injuria is punishable by prison up to one year or by a fine from 100 to 300 units.

                                     

1.36. Law by jurisdiction El Salvador

Insult injuria is punishable by a fine from 50 to 100 daily units. If the insult is committed in public, the penalty is a fine from 100 to 180 daily units.

                                     

1.37. Law by jurisdiction Argentina

Insult injuria not referring to or protecting public goods is punishable by a fine of 1.500 ARS ca. $23 to 20.000 ARS ca. $309.

                                     

1.38. Law by jurisdiction Bolivia

Insult injuria by means of mass diffusion is punishable by a fine from 100 to 250 daily units.

                                     

1.39. Law by jurisdiction Brazil

Insult injuria is punishable by prison up to six months or by fine. If the insult is committed by assault or is demeaning by its nature or means, the penalty is prison up to one year and a fine.

                                     

1.40. Law by jurisdiction Chile

Insult injuria is punishable by prison up to two months or by fine. Written and public insults are punishable by prison up to 1.48 years and by a fine from 6 to 10 monthly units. Written and public insults of general affronting nature, occasion or circumstances and written and public insults grave due to the state, dignity and circumstances of the offended one and the offender are punishable by prison up to three years and by a fine from 11 to 20 monthly units.

                                     

1.41. Law by jurisdiction Paraguay

Insult injuria is punishable by a fine up to 90 daily units. If the insult is committed in front of someone else, the penalty is a fine up to 180 daily units.

                                     

1.42. Law by jurisdiction Peru

Insult injuria is punishable by a fine from 60 up to 90 daily units or by public work from 10 to 40 days.

                                     

1.43. Law by jurisdiction Suriname

Insult belediging not protecting public goods intentiously is punishable by prison up to three months, a fine up to 10.000 SRD ca. $1.329 or both.

                                     

1.44. Law by jurisdiction Uruguay

Insult injuria is punishable by a fine from 60 UR ca. $1.700 to 400 UR ca. $11.450. If the insult is committed in public or divulged publically, the penalty is a fine from 70 UR ca. $2.000 to 533.33 UR ca. $15.250.

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