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Asia - Long jail term for website editor critical of military coup

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns a Bangkok military court's political use of Thailand's lèse-majesté legislation to sentence a journalist critical of the military, Thai E-News editor Somsak Pakdeedech, to nine years in prison on 24 November. The court halved the nine-year term because Somsak Pakdeedech, detained since his arrest by soldiers three days after the 22 May military coup, pleaded guilty. The pretext for Somsak's arrest was an article by an academic that he posted on the site in (...)

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