Man sentenced to 15 years in jail for lèse majesté

An anti-lese majeste activist (File photo)

(Prachatai English)

Ubon Ratchathani Court on Thursday sentenced a man to 15 years in jail for posting messages deemed lèse majesté on Facebook. The court initially sentenced him to 30 years, but since the defendant pleaded guilty, the sentence was reduced by half, iLaw reported.   
The man, whose first name begins with B and last name begins with T, was found guilty on nine counts for nine comments insulting the King, Queen and the Crown Prince on Facebook between July 2011 and March 2012. He was convicted under Article 112 of the Criminal Code or the lèse majesté law and Article 14 of the Computer Crime Act. 
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