Thai woman jailed for 43 years for vilifying monarchy

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January 20, 2021

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Thai woman jailed for 43 years for vilifying monarchy

Anchan posted audio clips from a podcast on social media (Photo: EPA)

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BANGKOK: A Thai woman has been sentenced to prison for 43 years for criticising the royal family, the country’s harshest ever sentence for insulting the monarchy, BBC reported.

The former civil servant, known only as Anchan, posted audio clips from a podcast on social media.
The 63-year-old said she had simply shared the audio files and had not commented on the content.

Thailand’s lèse-majesté law, which forbids any insult to the monarchy, is among the strictest in the world.

After a three-year break, Thailand revived the controversial law late last year in an attempt to curb months of anti-government protests, with demonstrators demanding changes to the monarchy.
(With inputs from Agencies)

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