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Friday, 7 August 2015

Thai man sentenced to 30yrs in prison for Facebook posts insulting monarchy

A 48-year-old man named Pongsak Sriboonpeng was today Friday August 7th handed the lengthy prison sentence by the military court, having been prosecuted under Thailand’s royal defamation law.

His lawyer Sasinan Thamnithinan told AFP that his sentence was 60 years - a decade for each six Facebook posts he made but this was halved as he had pleaded guilty.


"It's broken the record," she said about the severe jail term. She further added that because Pongsak was arrested while Thailand was still under martial law there was no right to appeal the sentence passed by the military court.

Under Section 112 of the Criminal Code, anyone convicted of insulting the king, queen, heir or regent faces up to 15 years in prison on each count.

(Photo of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit)

44 comments:

The Babe said...

This is uncalled foir. . . . . .




















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Click For Sex said...

the King is very wicked

RAPHAEL AYUBA said...

Nobi small thing......

Edem Christabel said...

Hmmm! Ok

igwe Adaobi said...

Na wa o!
Thank God am from naija

wilheminna moses said...

Can we read the insults? If men were God...tufia!

femmedy said...

Like seriously!!! The guy has also passed his boundary but justice should be tempered with mercy

femmedy said...

Like seriously!!! The guy has also passed his boundary but justice should be tempered with mercy

Nma Ojike said...

Terrible
Nma's Space 

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Where's freedom of expression?

AC£S said...

Juliet Iwuno said...

Ehn! Dis one na "one chance" motor o! No freedom of speech for there??? Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Ehn! Dis one na "one chance" motor o! No freedom of speech for there??? Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Ehn! Dis one na "one chance" motor o! No freedom of speech for there??? Linda take note!

christie benjamin said...

30yrs for just insulting monarchy? What kinda world are we living in!!

chiamogu ijeoma said...

Madness,no freedom of speech

Jules Louis said...

What?!?! 30yrs? For fb posts? Nawah!

Anonymous said...

I hope we can say what we want here. Lol
...Mama J...

Mihearty said...

Hmmmmm this is serious.

I B M bolubantin said...

WTF? That's just ridiculous.

Apple Berry said...

We in Nigeria ought to be thankful we can post and say anything about the government and go scotfree because we are under a Democratic umbrella. Some people are not that fortunate. They have even given PMB a new nick name "BuuBuu". SMH....

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

If this were to happen in Nigerian, 90% of our youths will definately go to jail. But I think the purnishment is too severe though. Law is law anyway.







#TeamBlessed#

igbokwe clara said...

Na wa ooooo

JENNY NKEM said...

We in Nigeria ought to be thankful we can post and say anything about the government and go scotfree because we are under a Democratic umbrella. Some people are not that fortunate so sad.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Punishment well deserved!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to GEJ

Henry Eze said...

Its not the king, its the law, the young man new this yet he was still being stupid, am sure he can handle his consequences well......Henry Eze

Anonymous said...

Its not the king, its the law, the young man new this yet he was still being stupid, am sure he can handle his consequences well......Henry Eze

Henry Eze said...

90%...If am in such country i for they serve life sentence by now......Just imagined how many it would be if the USA is used a case study Henry Eze

Anonymous said...

this should be omojuwas fate if not for saner times and benevolence

Anonymous said...

I thank God for life too, cos .....

Louis O KinGs said...

Ahba just like that...

Louis O KinGs said...

Ahba just like that...

ary said...

We dey flex for Nigeria oh! We dey yah anybody

sparkle said...

No be small thing oooo, for Naija we fit carry d insult reach d highest authority self, insulting d president is our daily meal, fit tell am any word 4 fb, twitter even send am straight 2 his mail, Hehehehe and dats democracy 4 u, unlike some countries dat is been owned by some certain group of person or persons where u der not speak ur mind. Seriously 30 yrs is no more punishment but wickedness of its peak.

Anonymous said...

crazy people

PATALEX said...

Do you have a problem understanding English? Didn't you read the part where Linda wrote, the country is under military Rule? Did she say it was a monarchical rule?

Anonymous said...

Good 4 him

Anonymous said...

Nonsense law, thank God am a najia

DON JAZZY'S FUTURE MRS(TAMARA SPLASH) said...

For what na

Anonymous said...

no matter the title you give yourself, every human must go to the toilet and what comes out stinks whether rich or poor.

Precious said...

Serious Gbege

dami llionaire said...

Haba! This is uncalled for....

Anonymous said...

Err it's not the world. It's in Thailand

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