Man arrested for insulting king on Facebook page
Tuesday 06 September 2011
A Thai computer programmer has been arrested on charges of insulting the nation's revered King on a Facebook page, his lawyer said yesterday. The charges carry a penalty of up to 15 years in prison. Surapak denied insulting 83-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Police confiscated his desktop and laptop computers.
"Websites with monarchy-insulting content ... cannot exist under this government," an official said, adding he would set up a "war room" to closely monitor the situation. AP
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