THAILAND: ‘ Thai Musician Sentenced to 15-Years in Prison for Royal Defamation’

#AceWorldNews – THAILAND (Bangkok) – August 01 – A Thai musician has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for royal defamation, a court official said, in the latest conviction under a controversial lese majeste law.


​28-year-old found guilty posting insulting messages about the monarchy on Facebook between 2010 and 2011

The 28-year-old was found guilty of posting insulting messages about the monarchy on Facebook between 2010 and 2011, said a court official from the north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, without giving further details.


​King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 86, is revered by many Thais and protected by tough royal defamation laws.

Under the strict lese majeste rules anyone convicted of insulting the king, queen, heir or regent faces up to 15 years in prison on each count.

The court sentenced the musician to three years each for nine counts of lese majeste and four months each for 12 counts of violating the computer crime act.

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