Man jailed for 35 years in Thailand over Facebook post

Man jailed for 35 years in Thailand over Facebook post

Thailand has delivered its harshest sentence ever for insulting the monarchy, jailing a man for 35 years. The Bangkok military court sentenced 34-year-old former insurance salesman Vichai Thepwong to 70 years’ imprisonment on 10 counts of lese-majeste, but halved the sentence because he had pleaded guilty. The conviction is the heaviest sentence yet, beating a 30-year sentence handed down in 2015.

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