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US Citizen Visiting Thailand Arrested For Blog Posting 456

Posted by timothy
from the otherwise-I'd-like-to-go dept.
societyofrobots writes "A US citizen, upon visiting Thailand for medical treatment, was arrested for lese majeste (insulting the king) and computer crimes ('entering false information into a computer system'). He is charged for posting a link on his blog to a banned book, The King Never Smiles, and for translating excerpts of it. He made the posting four years ago in 2007, while in the US. Trials for lese majeste are traditionally held in secret, for reasons of 'national security'. AFP has more information."
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US Citizen Visiting Thailand Arrested For Blog Posting

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