Prachatai's webmaster gets suspended jail term

national May 30, 2012 00:00

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A court on Wednesday sentenced a webmaster to an eight-month suspended jail term for failing to act quickly enough to remove Internet posts deemed insulting to the monarch.



 

The term of punishment for Chiranuch Premchaiporn, webmaster of Prachatai news website, was reduced from one year. 
Judge Kampol Rungrat said Wednesday that his guilty verdict was based on one particular post that was left on the website for 20 days, which was deemed too long. 
Chiranuch “did not perform her duty in a timely manner” and “allowed the inappropriate posting to be on the website for too long,” the judge said. 
She also was also fined Bt20,000.
 

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