(1) Any person who insults the President of the Republic shall be sentenced to a penalty of
imprisonment for a term of one to four years.
(2) (Amended on 29/6/2005 – By Article 35 of the Law no. 5377) Where the offence is
committed in public, the sentence to be imposed shall be increased by one sixth.
(3) The initiation of a prosecution for such offence shall be subject to the permission of the
Minister of Justice.