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The military court sentenced a red-shirt businessman accused of posting content defaming the monarchy on Facebook to 50 years imprisonment, in a trial held in camera, but the jail term was halved because the suspect pleaded guilty. The man, who wants to remain anonymous and whose given name begins with T and surname with S, was accused of using two Facebook accounts under the name “Yai Daengdueat”.
Thai police have arrested a businessman for posting lèse majesté messages on his Facebook account. The man, whose given name begins with T and surname with S, was accused of using two Facebook accounts under “Yai Daengdueat” (ใหญ่ แดงเดือด) to post three messages deemed to defame the King, according to the police custody petition submitted to the military court on Thursday.