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Emperor to spend six weeks in exile

The trial of Emperor Jonathan I has come to an end, with the Monarch having been found guilty of three counts of treason against former emperor Esmond III.

The Emperor has agreed to spend six weeks outside Austenasia to atone for helping to overthrow Esmond III.

The trial, which took place online in the Imperial Court, saw the Emperor being tried for three actions he committed during December 2010 and January 2011 while Crown Prince in the process of overthrowing Esmond III in favour of Declan I.

The Emperor convened the trial after reflection on the circumstances under which his predecessor came to power, stating that he wished to see justice done.

As Monarch, the Emperor is immune from prosecution by anyone other than himself, and so technically served as judge, prosecutor, and defendant in the trial. However, for simplicity’s sake, the prosecution was argued by Sir Sebastian Linden and the defence by King Adam I of Überstadt.

The trial came to an end on 19 January, with the jury finding the Emperor guilty of all charges. He did not appeal the outcome, and was sentenced this morning by the consuls to six weeks of exile, during which he will not set foot in Austenasia.

Due to the status of the Monarch, he is not legally obliged to submit to said sentence. However, the Emperor has stated that he will voluntarily do so, spending most of the time at the Austenasian Embassy to the United Kingdom (located in Roehampton).

The exile will not in any way affect the smooth running of Austenasian government: the Emperor has not been deprived of any of his powers, and will simply exercise them online or via telephone.

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  1. 27 January 2016 at 3:54 am

    In Support of the Austenasian Monarch, we condemn this action made by the Austenasian Government. For support of Emperor Jonathan I, the Republic of Smithville condemns the actions made by the Austenasian Government.

  2. 27 January 2016 at 6:06 am

    That’s some pretty impressive honesty there, Jon. I wouldn’t be able to go through with this.

  1. 23 April 2016 at 9:29 pm

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