[Ed. – And no, this is not The Onion. Technically, it appears the punishment is also for sharing something on Facebook.]
A Facebook user in Thailand has been arrested for liking a photo on Facebook and now faces decades in jail, according to the Bangkok Post. Thanakorn Siripaiboon, a 27-year-old auto factory worker, was arrested this week and charged with sedition and “computer crimes.” Why, you ask?
“On December 2, he clicked ‘Like’ on a doctored photo of the King and shared it with 608 friends,” Col. Burin Thongprapai tells AFP. The man had allegedly liked a “doctored photo of HM the King” and shared an “infographic” about the Rajabhakti Park scandal. Siripaiboon has reportedly confessed to the charges brought against him and is facing “up to” 32 years in prison. …
Anyone convicted of insulting the King, Queen, heir or regent is subject to a possible 15 years for each count.