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Thai woman gets 43-year jail term for insulting king

Former civil servant convicted for uploading clips on social media insulting monarchy

Islam Uddin   | 19.01.2021
Thai woman gets 43-year jail term for insulting king

ANKARA

A Thai court on Tuesday sentenced a woman to over 43 years in prison for insulting the king, local media reported.

The criminal court sentenced the woman to 87 years in jail, however after confession, her sentence was halved to 43 years and six months, according to local daily Bangkok Post.

Anchan, 60, a former civil servant, was convicted for sharing clips on social media insulting the monarchy.

In 2015, she was arrested for uploading clips on 26 occasions on YouTube and Facebook with the voice-over of a man.

This set a new record on penalty for breaching the law on insulting the king, with 70 years being slammed on a man in 2015 for a similar offence.

*Writing by Islamuddin Sajid

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