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Thailand - Website editor convicted of lèse-majesté but spared jail time

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A Bangkok criminal court judge today sentenced Prachatai news website editor Chiranuch Premchaiporn to a year's probation and a suspended eight-month jail term under the Computer Crimes Act for allowing 20 days to go by before removing a comment critical of the monarchy that was posted by a visitor to the website's forum. “We share Chiranuch's relief that she has not been imprisoned but she has yet to recover her freedom of action and we regret that she was found guilty of insulting the (...)

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