Swiss man given 10 year visa (prison stay required)


Oliver Rudolf Jufer, 57, who had pleaded guilty to five counts of lese majeste, or insulting the monarchy, had faced a maximum sentence of 75 years in prison. TIME

Jufer was caught by surveillance cameras on Dec. 5 spray-painting black paint over five outdoor posters of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the northern city of Chiang Mai…

His shirt says, “Just got out from court. Chiang Mai Prison.

I think it sends the appropriate message. While some may find it a bit harsh, it was a voluntary action, and disrespectful to a proud institution.

UPDATE: He was pardoned (and deported) by the generous King of Thailand.


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