The Criminal Court Friday sentenced a man to ten year imprisonment for posting a picture deemed insulting the monarchy on a website.
Initially, Suwicha Thakho was sentenced to be jailed for 20 years but the court commuted the jail term by half after he pleaded guilty.
He was charged with violating Article 112 of the Criminal Code and violating the computer crime act.
The man wept upon learning of his sentence. (Nation)
Change with Abhisit ? Yes we can’t. He lied during his speech at Oxford, saying that most cases would be solved… and that everything was cool and normal, and that Giles was a coward because he left the country, blablabla.
How Abhisit can parade like a fish into the sea at the G20 in London, among Obama and all those powerful and civilized men, and meanwhile let this happen… 10 years of prison for a picture insulting the King ?
Sorry : 20 years of prison for a picture insulting the King ? !
This is the result of this insane lese-majeste law mixed with the insane Computer Crime Law (designed by the Junta in 2007, and then endorsed by Samak, Somchai and Abhisit governments) used by insane politicians for their own insane profit…
This is the reality of Thailand. Not 300 years ago.
But today. Now. In 2009.
It’s a shame. And it’s damaging a lot the image of the monarchy.