patiwat writes: "Leading Thai labor activist Somyos Prueksakasemsuk has been sentenced to 11 years in jail for lese majeste, insulting King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Somyos was jailed without bail for a year prior to the ruling. Somyos joins a comedian, a drunk tourist, a high-school student, a grandfather recovering from cancer (who died in jail), and thousands of others who have been arrested after the universally revered monarch publicly invited criticism in 2005. Cases have involved sharing insulting Facebook posts, not censoring a web discussion board fast enough, and making insulting blog posts while outside Thailand. Helping identify online insults are a Facebook group called Social Sanction (SS) and the Cyberscouts, a volunteer youth group organized and trained by the previous government."
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