Robert R. (family name not released)

112UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression reported that on 14 June 2006, Mr. Robert R, a Norwegian national is alleged to have shouted words deemed to offend the king.

On 17 May, 2007, a court ruled that Robert R. was guilty under Article 112 and sentenced him to 4 years imprisonment. Due to his confession, his jail term was subsequently reduced by half.

However, because Mr. Robert R. requested a royal pardon, and due to his support to the Royal Chaipattana Foundation, as well as his medical condition, the Court ruled that, according to his age, his punishment would be suspended for 1 year.

 

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4 10 2015
Updated: Double standards confirmed | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] with no suspension. Likewise, Natchakit M. received a suspended sentence from the Supreme Court, Robert R. received a suspended sentence from a civilian court in 2007, Thitinant Kaewchantranont initially […]

4 10 2015
Updated: Double standards confirmed | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] with no suspension. Likewise, Natchakit M. received a suspended sentence from the Supreme Court, Robert R. received a suspended sentence from a civilian court in 2007, Thitinant Kaewchantranont initially […]