Thailand Webmaster Sentenced For Not Removing Anti-Royal Comments Quickly Enough

    5 June 2012

    A court sentenced a Thai webmaster last week to an eight-month suspended sentence for not moving quickly enough to delete online comments deemed insulting to the country's royalty in a case widely seen as a test of freedom of expression in Thailand. Chiranuch Premchaiporn had faced up to 20 years in prison for failing to quickly remove 10 comments others had posted on her Prachatai news website.