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Malawi Man Arrested for Calling President 'Stupid'

Police in Malawi said Tuesday they had arrested a 37-year-old man and charged him with breaching the peace, after he allegedly called President Joyce Banda “stupid.”

Japhet Chirwa is believed to have called the head of state “stupid and a failure” after a failed bid to change the name in his passport, police spokesman Maurice Chapola told AFP.

“He got furious and started talking ill of the president,” said Chapola, speaking from the northern city of Mzuzu.

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  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    Soviet era joke:

    A Soviet citizen shouted 'Brezhnev is an idiot'. He was promptly sentenced to 15 days in jail for insulting Brezhnev, and to 15 years at hard labor for divulging a state secret.

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