Thursday, December 08, 2011
He was given only 30 months in prison. But, he was right; it could have been worse. Thailand's lese majeste laws are among the worst the in the world, demanding long stretches in lousy prisons for saying anything that government thugs deem offensive to the crown. Last month, a 61-year old man was sentenced to 20 years. His crime? Sending four text messages deemed offensive to the crown.
One has to wonder in shame why Hillary Clinton and the U.S. State Department are not protesting to high heaven this outrageous injustice against an American citizen. And one has to wonder if Barack Obama will ever stop fundraising, golfing and and vacationing long enough to finally start speaking out against the egregious abuses of human rights going on around the world.
Here's more from MSNBC.