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Thailand jails dissident for what people thought he would have said

patiwat (126496) writes | about 2 years ago

Censorship 3

patiwat writes "A Thai court has convicted a man for censoring himself. In a 2010 anti-government rally, Yossawarit Chuklom said that several people were against the dissolution of Abhisit Vejjajiva's government. He mentioned a few names, and then put his hand over his mouth and said he wasn't brave enough to continue. A court ruled that he would have mentioned King Bhumibol Adulyadej — thus earning him a conviction for insulting the King, who is constitutionally banned from any political role."
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Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42621631)

Fuck that goddamned king of Thailand !

Throw out that useless piece of shit !!!

Lèse majesté (1)

evanism (600676) | about 2 years ago | (#42622637)

Its an efficient way of removing a political enemy.

Been used for persecution of legitimate comment and criticism for millennia. If they don't like you, off to prison. Trump up a charge or 9. Silence dissent by throwing a few "insult" slanders at them, fit them up for thought crimes and events that don't happen.

Its the evils of an evil government, not the king.

Re:Lèse majesté (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42622739)

The king could have done something about that law a long time ago but he didn't.
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