Warawut gets 3 years for lèse majesté

On 24 Nov, the Criminal Court sentenced Warawut Thanangkorn, who used the name Suchart Nakbangsai in cyber political forums, to three years’ imprisonment, after the prosecution brought the case to court the day before.  The court found him guilty of violating Section 112 of the Criminal Code, and gave him 6 years.  But as he confessed to the crime, the sentence was commuted to three years.

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<p>http://www.prachatai3.info/journal/2010/11/32096</p>

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