Saturday, April 04, 2009

Blogger Lands in Jail for Insulting the Thai Monarchy

I don't mean to belittle the problems of Alaskan bloggers, but this news story shows that others have it much worse. I don't think the governor reads this blog, so I'm not worried she might try to see if Alaska can copy this too.

April 4, 2009

New: RWB on Suwicha’s sentencing

Internet user gets ten years in jail for posting content that “defamed” monarchy (3 April 2009):

Reporters Without Borders condemns the 10-year jail sentence which a criminal court in the northeast Bangkok district of Ratchada imposed today on Suwicha Thakor for posting content online that was deemed to have insulted the monarchy. Thakor has been held in Bangkok’s Klong Prem prison since 14 January.

“The charge of lese majeste has become a major tool of repression in Thailand,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The sentence passed on Suwicha Thakor violates online free expression and is out of all proportion to what he is alleged to have done. We call for his release and we urge the government to amend this law, which is being abused in an unacceptable manner.” The rest is at Thai Political Prisoners.

1 comment:

  1. Good Afternoon!
    Today I saw CNN for a short while and I saw the first part of Barack Obama's speech. Then I started watching Formula 1 (you know I have priorities) luckily. It was just a long bullshiting. I decided to quit watching it when he said that Czech and American history are similar at some point. HA-HA-HA! I am not a historian but still Lil' Barack should have found something more adequate to flatter the Czech public.

    The otherthing which upset me was his view on North Korean satekite issue.


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