In jail since beginning of september for lese-majeste… Harry Nicolaides has been given “royal pardon” friday. He left for Australia.
Free at last.
Let’s hope that it will be the last case involving a foreigner sent to jail. Thailand can’t afford such bad international publicity.
Meanwhile, unfortunately, the lese-majeste law will probably continue to make victims… in Thailand.
Nicolaides said he would write another book detailing his ordeal. “I’m angry and frustrated and perplexed at my treatment,” he said. “I’m tired and exhausted and I’ve got a mother to go and see who’s lost the power of speech.” (The Age)
The Age has also a video of Nicolaides arrival.
“Thank you for your effort. Australian media have been dauntess and courageous. I really appreciate your efforts. We enjoy rare privileges in this country.
[… about a new book] The truth is stranger than fiction”.