Taxi Driver Jailed For Lèse Majesté in Conversation with Passenger

A demonstrator writes a placard during a rally that calls for abolition of lese majeste laws in Bangkok, 10 December 2011 (Photo by Prachatai)

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK — The Criminal Court on Thursday found a taxi driver guilty of lèse majesté based on his conversation with a passenger and sentenced him to two years and six months in jail. 

The driver, 43-year-old Yuthasak (last name withheld due to privacy concerns), pleaded guilty before the court according to iLaw


The topic of the conversation which later landed the driver in jail was inequality in Thai society. Read the rest of the story here



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