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Red-shirt sentenced for lese majeste

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The Criminal Court sentenced a red-shirt sympathiser to over 13 years in prison on two counts of lese majeste on Thursday, including an unprecedented charge of "attempting to commit the crime of lese majeste". 

Kittiton Yaemsamai, 50, known among netizens as Kenji, was sentenced to 10 years for posting two electronic messages deemed defamatory to the royal family in August this year.

He was also sentenced to three years and four months for possessing an electronic document with lese majeste remarks showing "an attempt to defame, insult and threaten the King, the Queen, the Heir-Apparent and the Regent".

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