Supreme Court Affirms Guilty Lese Majeste Verdict for Prachatai

Chiranuch Premchaiporn, Prachatai's Director, in front ofthe Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Rd, Bangkok, on 23 December 2015 (Prachatai English photo)

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK — The Supreme Court for the first time ruled on a case against an internet intermediary, finding the Prachatai director guilty for failing to delete lese majeste comments on the now-defunct Prachatai web forum. 
 
At the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Rd, Bangkok, the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning, 23 Dec. 2015, confirmed the earlier verdicts from the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance, sentencing Chiranuch Premchaiporn, Director of Prachatai, to eight months imprisonment and a 20,000 baht fine with a jail term suspended for one year. The suspension period finished in 2013. 
 
In the courtroom, an officer from the European Union and delegates from the embassies of the U.S., Germany, Sweden, and France came to observe the verdict reading.

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