Friday, August 28, 2009
Backwards, Perverted, Retrograde, Thailand
Da Torpedo sentenced to 18 years in jail for lese majeste
Photo courtesy of The Nation
Say what? 18 years in jail!
How many years jail did the coup leaders get?
or the leaders of the invasion that closed the Airport?
“If you tremble indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.”
Ernesto (Che) Guevara
Understandably there has been widespread outrage at the obvious injustice, but there are some who apparently are impressed with secret trials and Thai style justice:
Here's a selection:
Wisarut says "Now, Ee Dah Torpido got 18-year imprison for LM Charge - after the Judge from Criminal Court has delivered the Verdict. Well, she has to pay heavy price for insulting His Majesty in public like this"
"IMHO, this 18--year in prison cell is still too light for such kind of action ... she deserves somethong WROSE than death sentence"
Taro Mongkoltip says "Royal disgrace? What did the royal family do to her?… Nothing at all. She’s the one who accused the King and his royal family of some craps. Well.. in my opinion she deserved the sentence. No parole or pardon.."
Anyway, I can at least take solace in the fact that the monarch is benevolent and compassionate, and has powers to grant pardons, and therefore she and Suwicha Thakhor will not be in jail any longer than he thinks they deserve.