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US Citizen Jailed for Insulting Thai Monarch

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Thailand has sentenced an American citizen to 30 months in prison for insulting the country’s royal family by translating and posting online excerpts from a banned biography about the Thai monarch. Thai-born U.S. citizen Joe Gordon made the postings on his blog two years ago from his home in Colorado. The 55-year-old […]

US Citizen Receives 30 Months in Prison for Insulting Thai Monarchy

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai court on Thursday sentenced a U.S. citizen to 30 months in prison for posting material deemed offensive to the country’s royal family on his blog. The 55-year-old Thai-born American citizen Joe Gordon was charged with insulting Thailand’s royal family by translating and posting excerpts of a locally banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. […]

US Citizen Receives 30 Months in Prison for Insulting Thai Monarchy

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai court on Thursday sentenced a U.S. citizen to 30 months in prison for posting material deemed offensive to the country’s royal family on his blog. The 55-year-old Thai-born American citizen Joe Gordon was charged with insulting Thailand’s royal family by translating and posting excerpts of a locally banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. […]

US Citizen Jailed for Insulting Thai Monarchy

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai court on Thursday sentenced a U.S. citizen to 30 months in prison for posting material deemed offensive to the country’s royal family on his blog. The 55-year-old Thai-born American citizen Joe Gordon was arrested in May and charged with insulting Thailand’s royal family by translating and posting excerpts of a locally banned biography […]

UN Expert Urges Reform of Thailand’s Royal Insult Laws

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations expert on freedom of speech is urging Thailand to amend controversial laws that prohibit defamation of the country’s royal family. The statement by Frank La Rue on Monday said the legislation encourages self-censorship and stifles important debates on matters of public interest. He added that the laws are overly broad and do […]

American Citizen Pleads Guilty to Insulting Thai Royal Family

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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A US citizen pleaded guilty in Thailand Monday to charges of insulting the monarchy, an offense that could be punishable by up to 15 years in prison under Thailand’s controversial lese majeste laws. Speaking to reporters before entering Bangkok’s Criminal Court Monday, Thai-born Joe Gordon said that he did not want to fight the case, […]

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