Alleged SMS sender gets 20 years in jail
On 23 Nov, the Criminal Court found Amphon Tangnoppakul guilty for lèse majesté and computer crimes and sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
The court read the verdict through a video conference system to Amphon who could not be brought to the court from the prison because of flooding.
Amphon, 61, was accused of sending messages offensive to the monarchy to Abhisit Vejjajiva’s personal secretary through his mobile phone in May last year.
It was reported that his wife, children and grandchildren who were at the court cried after hearing the verdict. About 30 people were there to hear the verdict.