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patiwat writes: "A Thai court has convicted a man for censoring himself. In a 2010 anti-government rally, Yossawarit Chuklom said that several people were against the dissolution of Abhisit Vejjajiva's government. He mentioned a few names, and then put his hand over his mouth and said he wasn't brave enough to continue. A court ruled that he would have mentioned King Bhumibol Adulyadej — thus earning him a conviction for insulting the King, who is constitutionally banned from any political role."
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Thailand jails dissident for what people thought he would have said

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Fuck that goddamned king of Thailand !

    Throw out that useless piece of shit !!!

  • Its an efficient way of removing a political enemy.

    Been used for persecution of legitimate comment and criticism for millennia. If they don't like you, off to prison. Trump up a charge or 9. Silence dissent by throwing a few "insult" slanders at them, fit them up for thought crimes and events that don't happen.

    Its the evils of an evil government, not the king.

    • by Anonymous Coward
      The king could have done something about that law a long time ago but he didn't.

In the future, you're going to get computers as prizes in breakfast cereals. You'll throw them out because your house will be littered with them.