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Thailand - Appeal court upholds website editor's wrongful conviction

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns today's decision by a Bangkok appeal court to uphold Prachatai news website editor Chiranuch Premchaiporn's May 2012 conviction on a charge of lèse-majesté for failing to remove anti-monarchist comments from the site quickly enough. “This ruling sets a dangerous precedent for editors, who could now be held responsible for the comments that visitors post on their sites,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The judicial system's obstinacy is appalling, but the fight (...)

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