Saudi jailed for lese majeste

27 08 2012

PPT doesn’t know any more about this case than the brief report at Emirates 24/7 News:

Thai authorities sentenced a Saudi man in Bangkok to two years in jail on charges of spreading online rumors that Queen Sirikit has died, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Monday.

The Saudi embassy in the Thai capital has appointed a lawyer to appeal the sentence against the man, who is married to a Thai woman and has three children, the Arabic language daily Alriyadh said.

“The Saudi embassy took the occasion to warn Saudi citizens in Thailand against violating the law there in order to avert prosecution,” the paper said.

It seems like this is a recent case and that it has been hurried through probably a closed court.It seems that several of the cases in recent years have been associated with the queen.

If readers see any more, let us know at PPT.


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