Thailand Jails US man for Lese-Majeste

Thailand Jails US man for Lese-Majeste

  A court in Thailand sentenced a U.S. citizen to two and a half years in prison Thursday for defaming the country’s royal family by translating excerpts of a locally banned biography of the king and posting them online. The verdict is the latest so-called lese majeste punishment handed down in the Southeast Asian kingdom, […]

US Man Pleads Guilty to Royal Insult

US Man Pleads Guilty to Royal Insult

The Thai-born man, who uses his American name Joe Gordon, is accused of posting a link on a blog to a royal biography banned in the country. Lese majeste is a serious offence in Thailand, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, but defence lawyers hope the guilty plea will result in a much […]