Thai man sentenced to six years in prison for Facebook posts

A Thai man was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in prison for two Facebook posts in 2013 about the king that were deemed a breach of the country’s strict lèse majesté laws.

 

The Bangkok Criminal Court said that forty six year old, Piya Julkittiphan, was convicted for posting the two pictures with messages considered “disrespectful or unfaithful” to the monarchy.

 

The judge, who initially sentenced Julkittiphanto nine years in jail, decreased the sentence for his giving of useful testimony during the investigation.

 

The court did not provide further details about the posts.

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