Thailand jails woman for more than 43 years for insulting monarchyJan 21, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
The verdict comes as Thailand ramps up its use of the controversial legislation against democracy protesters, whose demands include reforms to the ultra-powerful monarchy.
Ostensibly meant to shield the royal family from defamation, insults or threats, section 112 of the penal code is routinely interpreted to include any criticism of the monarchy.
On Tuesday, Anchan - whose last name was withheld by human rights lawyers to protect her relatives - was convicted on 29 counts of lese majeste and given a total of 87 years in prison.
The court halved her sentence because she had confessed, according to the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights group, which tracks royal defamation cases.