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United Kingdom: a man tried under a law on "treason", a first since 1981


STORY - This Treason Act was enacted during the reign of Queen Victoria in 1842. It condemns as high treason those who attempt to injure or harm the monarch.

A first for more than forty years.

A man charged under section 2 of the Treason Act (treason, editor's note) for having attempted to "

injure or harm Her Majesty

", appears in court this Friday, February 3.

It hadn't happened since 1981. This ancient law, enacted during the reign of Queen Victoria in 1842, convicts people of high treason in the UK.

Jaswant Singh Chail, a 19-year-old unemployed man, broke into Windsor Castle, where the Queen was, on the morning of Christmas Day 2021. "

Masked and hooded

", he tried to enter the enclosure "

at the 'with the help of a rope

' and armed with a loaded crossbow, says Jeremy Stubbs, deputy editor of Causeur and president of the British Conservatives Association in Paris.


I'm here to kill the queen

," he told a member of the security team, before being arrested on the spot around 8 a.m.

“Guarantee the safety of the monarch”

If he was originally detained “

under a law relating to health…

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Source: lefigaro

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