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Submission + - Thailand jails dissident for what people thought he would have said (nytimes.com) 3

patiwat writes: "A Thai court has convicted a man for censoring himself. In a 2010 anti-government rally, Yossawarit Chuklom said that several people were against the dissolution of Abhisit Vejjajiva's government. He mentioned a few names, and then put his hand over his mouth and said he wasn't brave enough to continue. A court ruled that he would have mentioned King Bhumibol Adulyadej — thus earning him a conviction for insulting the King, who is constitutionally banned from any political role."
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Thailand jails dissident for what people thought he would have said

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Fuck that goddamned king of Thailand !

    Throw out that useless piece of shit !!!

  • Its an efficient way of removing a political enemy.

    Been used for persecution of legitimate comment and criticism for millennia. If they don't like you, off to prison. Trump up a charge or 9. Silence dissent by throwing a few "insult" slanders at them, fit them up for thought crimes and events that don't happen.

    Its the evils of an evil government, not the king.

    • by Anonymous Coward
      The king could have done something about that law a long time ago but he didn't.

A motion to adjourn is always in order.