Skip to main content

Man Jailed For 35 Years For Sharing Facebook Posts That Insulted Thai Royal Family


prison for facebook post
Thailand has declared imprisonment for a man on Friday for posting derogatory photos and videos targeting Thai monarchy. The man, who has been identified as Wichai, was held guilty of violating Thai’s strict le’se majeste’ regulations. Le’se majeste’ forbids criticism against the monarchy.
The accused is a 33-year-old man held on the charge of creating posts through a fraud account. The Thai court convicted him for sharing 10 posts. Wichai is sentenced to 35 years of imprisonment, half-down from the actual 70 years of jail. He initially declined all charges. But, later he confessed his guilt, resulting in his 35 years confinement. As noted, Wichai waited for more than a year in jail for the court proceedings before confessing his wrong.
Similar cases have been reported since the military seized control in the country. For its strict le’se majeste’ rules and other forbidding laws, Thailand has been criticized for being intolerant. The number of arrests went up to 100 in recent times the defamation of monarchy.
The issue highlights online censorship. Thai government recently ordered social networking sites to remove any content that is unacceptable to the monarchy. Facebook has already blocked number of posts. YouTube as well has deleted URLs that were considered illegal in the country.Such cases
Such cases reveal the unhealthy online networking platform in Thailand. Also, it clears the air why Thailand is the concern among online freedom groups. Reports have announced that Thailand’s internet and media are “not free.” UN has for this warned Thailand for its heavy use of controversial laws.
Have something to add to this story? Don’t forget to share your views and feedback inside comments below.

Comments

WHAT'S HOT

Fappening 2.0 Continues: Modern Family Actress Sarah Hyland Has Become The Latest Victim Of Notorious Hackers [Private Photos, Video Leaked]

Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland has become the latest victim of notorious hackers. Her private pictures and video have been posted online on infamous website Celeb Jihad. According to media sources, Sarah’s lawyers are planning to take legal action against the websites who choose to publish the leaked material. Meanwhile, the actual powers behind the leak are unknown.

Samsung Overtakes Fitbit In Wearable Sales For First Time

Fitbit has been a top competitor on the global wearable market for a long time, but the South Korea giant Samsung managed to steal the silver crown of the wearable market from Fitbit. According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung gained the

Supermassive Black Holes Found Orbiting Each Other For The First Time

Image Credit: UCR Researchers from Stanford University have identified super-massive binary black holes at the center of Galaxy 0402+379 about 750 billion light years away. The two of the black holes are just 24 light years apart and one of them is orbiting the other. This is the first

Owners Of The Samsung Gear S3 In The United Kingdom Have Finally Received A Software Update That Enables Support For Samsung Pay

Owners of the Samsung Gear S3 in the United Kingdom have finally received a software update that enables support for Samsung Pay. Starting today, users will be able to use the Gear S3 smartwatch to make payments on all contactless