Lese majeste offender gets 20 years (Thailand)

The Criminal Court sentenced 61-year-old Ampon Tangnoppakul to 20 years in jail on Wednesday after finding him guilty of lese majeste and computer crimes.

The verdict was read out over a video conference link this morning because the Bangkok Remand Prison is isolated by the flooding and Ampon was unable to attend the court.

The court found him guilty on four counts under two laws – Section 112 of the Criminal Procedure Code, widely known as the lese majeste law, and Section 15 of the Computer Crime Act. He was sentenced to five years in prison on each count.

Read more in the Bangkok Post

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