Thursday, March 29, 2007

10 Years

I have blogged about this before (see Do not insult the King of Thailand). At the time I thought that the Swiss man who insulted the king by defacing his picture could face up to 15 years in jail. It transpires that the maximum sentence is in fact 75 years. He has just been sentenced to 20 years in prison reduced to 10 for confessing. A very high price to pay for something which I guess we would assume one could do without it being an imprisonable offence. The only problem is that he had lived in Thailand for 10 years so he could hardly fail to know the situation with regard to insulting the King

1 comment:

msdemmie said...

It seems rather excessive - just goes to show how different parts of the world view the word *insult*.

Insulting TB is a national pastime here.