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Woman gets 5 years for lese majeste

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The Appeals Court on Wednesday reversed the lower court's acquittal and handed down a five-year jail sentence on Noppawan Tang-udomsuk for lese majeste. 

Noppawan Tang-udomsuk, centre, is detained by court officers at the Appeals Court on Wednesday. She was sentenced to five years in prison for posting messages in 2008 on the Thai Prachatai news website's web board deemed offensive to the monarchy. (Reuters photo)

The prosecution initially indicted Noppawan in the Criminal Court for insulting the monarchy and violating the Computer Crime Act.

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