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Here's how American style democracy works. Ms Torpedo of the following article is a follower of the former PM Thaksin, who dared to challenge the traditional elite by implementing a couple of reforms for the rural poor, such as cheap loans, and very cheap state financed health care (quite some similarities with Obama), and was for this reason removed from power.
Quite easy here, one makes a charge of lese majeste, and the opponent is history. The survival rate in Thai prisons might be comparable to a Nazi concentration camp. I doubt Ms Torpedo is in for a Nobel Price like the famous Burmese woman, and that's probably because Thailand is an ally of the USA.

Quote:Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul, the former journalist known as "Da Torpedo" who is serving 18 years in jail for lese majeste, has been fined 50,000 baht for defaming Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda and former coup leaders.

The Criminal Court yesterday found Daranee, a key speaker at anti-government rallies held by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, guilty of defaming Gen Prem, former prime minister Surayud Chulanont, former Council for National Security (CNS) chief Sonthi Boonyaratkalin and former CNS assistant secretary-general Saprang Kalayanamitr during a red shirt rally two years ago.

The CNS staged the 2006 military coup which toppled the Thaksin Shinawatra government.

The prosecution accused Daranee of defaming the four during a UDD rally in front of the Education Ministry on May 31, 2007.

The prosecution said Daranee verbally attacked the CNS by saying the military coup had caused great damage to the country.

Daranee insisted she was exercising her right to free speech under the constitution.

The court said although individuals had the right to stage a peaceful rally and express their views, they must not violate the rights of others.

Prawes Prapanukul, her lawyer, said he would lodge an appeal.

He would ask the court to drop the charges against his client or reduce the fine as she had acted with honest intent.

The Criminal Court sentenced Daranee to 18 years in prison without probation on Aug 28 for insulting the monarchy during UDD rallies at Sanam Luang on Jan 18, June 7 and June 13 last year.

Daranee was arrested at her home in Chatuchak district in July last year after the Criminal Court issued a warrant for her arrest.

She has since been held at the Central Women's Correctional Institute in Bangkok's Chatuchak district.

http://bangkokpost.com/news/politics/239...defamation
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#2
Obama and Thaksin have nothing in common. Thaksin is a corrupt criminal horror show. To those who don't know the issues, this is much closer to the truth of the matter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ErOdS3w...re=related

Also see parts 2 and 3 which you can launch from the pics on the right.
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Thaiquila Wrote:Obama and Thaksin have nothing in common. Thaksin is a corrupt criminal horror show....

Exactly. Thaksin is a corrupt criminal horror show nobody bothers to watch; everyone is tuned to Obama corrupt criminal horror show... :lol:
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quadrat Wrote:Here's how American style democracy works. Ms Torpedo of the following article is a follower of the former PM Thaksin, who dared to challenge the traditional elite by implementing a couple of reforms for the rural poor, such as cheap loans, and very cheap state financed health care (quite some similarities with Obama), and was for this reason removed from power.
Quite easy here, one makes a charge of lese majeste, and the opponent is history. The survival rate in Thai prisons might be comparable to a Nazi concentration camp. I doubt Ms Torpedo is in for a Nobel Price like the famous Burmese woman, and that's probably because Thailand is an ally of the USA.

Quote:Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul, the former journalist known as "Da Torpedo" who is serving 18 years in jail for lese majeste, has been fined 50,000 baht for defaming Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda and former coup leaders.

The Criminal Court yesterday found Daranee, a key speaker at anti-government rallies held by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, guilty of defaming Gen Prem, former prime minister Surayud Chulanont, former Council for National Security (CNS) chief Sonthi Boonyaratkalin and former CNS assistant secretary-general Saprang Kalayanamitr during a red shirt rally two years ago.

The CNS staged the 2006 military coup which toppled the Thaksin Shinawatra government.

The prosecution accused Daranee of defaming the four during a UDD rally in front of the Education Ministry on May 31, 2007.

The prosecution said Daranee verbally attacked the CNS by saying the military coup had caused great damage to the country.

Daranee insisted she was exercising her right to free speech under the constitution.

The court said although individuals had the right to stage a peaceful rally and express their views, they must not violate the rights of others.

Prawes Prapanukul, her lawyer, said he would lodge an appeal.

He would ask the court to drop the charges against his client or reduce the fine as she had acted with honest intent.

The Criminal Court sentenced Daranee to 18 years in prison without probation on Aug 28 for insulting the monarchy during UDD rallies at Sanam Luang on Jan 18, June 7 and June 13 last year.

Daranee was arrested at her home in Chatuchak district in July last year after the Criminal Court issued a warrant for her arrest.

She has since been held at the Central Women's Correctional Institute in Bangkok's Chatuchak district.

http://bangkokpost.com/news/politics/239...defamation

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