Thai musician gets fifteen years jail for criticizing royal family


This is a music video of a song from Thailand.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:

03-08-14, 10:25

In Thailand, a musician has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for insulting the Thai monarchy.

According to the court, the 28-year-old suspect wrote in 2010 and 2011 on Facebook disparaging comments about King Bhumibol and other members of the royal family. …

According to the verdict, the unnamed musician insulted the royal family nine times in two years. …

The Thai army did a coup d’état in May, and decided to maintain the ancient protection of the royal family and even to make it more draconic.