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Thailand: Facebookers who 'like' anti-monarchy groups could face trial
25 Nov 2011
BY ALICE PURKISS

A Thai Government minister has warned that Facebook users who ‘like’  or ‘share’ pages which denigrate the monarchy could face prosecution. The warning from information technology minister, Anudith Nakornthap, follows the sentencing of a 61 year old man to 20 years in prison for sending text messages deemed insulting to the country’s queen. Ampon Tangnoppakul was accused of sending four text messages deemed insulting to the monarchy in May 2010. The laws against lèse-majesté (insulting a monarch) in Thailand are the most severe in the world – even repeating the details of an alleged offence is illegal.

2 responses to “Thailand: Facebookers who ‘like’ anti-monarchy groups could face trial”

  1. […] on his US blog. Gordon pleaded guilty to disseminating information that insulted the monarchy. In November, government minister’s warned that Thailand’s notoriously tough lese-majeste law could […]

  2. Adrian says:

    We should all find and “like” these groups – Snow them under to prove how stupid their law really is!!