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Royal Insult Lands U.S. Man in Thailand Jail

Royal Insult Lands U.S. Man in Thailand Jail

Joe Gordon, a used car salesman from Colorado who was born in Thailand, has been sentenced to prison for two and a half years after he translated and posted to a blog sections of a banned biography about the king of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej. Gordon was convicted of lese-majeste, or insulting the king. The U.S. consul general said the sentence was "severe" and Gordon was only using his right of free expression …

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