Repost from http://en.squat.net/2012/04/26/dutch-government-wants-to-silence-critic-on-queen/
Today saw our dear server Squat!Net unreachable for several hours due
to a court order directed at http://grotebroek.nl. The public
prosecutor didn?t take kindly to a picture
of a poster announcing the Hang The Queen Party at this legalised
squat in Nijmegen (NL). Considering this an insult to the monarchy and
thus a felony offense, they ordered the datacenter colocating our
server, Leaseweb, to take down the site.
This resulted in our main IP address being blocked, effectively taking
offline hundreds of websites, email accounts and mailing lists. After
discussing the issue with Leaseweb, who were bound by the court order
to keep the site unavailable, we decided together with the comrades
from Grote Broek to temporarily disable http://grotebroek.nl in order
to get the block lifted and all the other services back online.
We would like to stress that the server has not been seized and none
of the data, except for http://grotebroek.nl, has been affected by
We are not only outraged by this blatant censorship, whose only aim
appears to be keeping the highest of upperclass comfortable and far
away from dissenting voices, but also by the amount of collateral
damage the public prosecutor is willing to cause in doing so. Tomorrow
our lawyers will try to do what they can to get everything back
online, tonight is our night to show solidarity.
Hang the queen!
See also : https://www.indymedia.nl/node/4024