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Thailand - American netizen jailed in latest abuse of Thai lèse-majesté laws

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the two-and-a-half-year sentence imposed on American blogger Joe Gordon by a Bangkok court today for insulting the Thai royal family and deplores the increase in so-called lèse-majesté crimes in Thailand. “Although it means a reduction in his original penalty, we are shocked by this sentence, the latest in a long series of lèse-majesté convictions,” the press freedom organization said. “We are witnessing a game of one-upmanship in the penalties imposed on (...)

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