A man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for criticising the king of Thailand on Facebook.

The Grand Palace of Thailand.
The Grand Palace of Thailand.

Pongsak Sriboonpeng, 48, was convicted of the crime of lèse-majesté, which carries a 15-year prison sentence for each offence. A number of foreign travellers have been prosecuted for criticising the royal family, most famously Swiss national Oliver Jufer, who was sentenced to 10 years for defacing a poster of the king in 2007, before being pardoned and deported. Read more: bangkokpost.com 

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