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<p>After serving about 2 years and 4 months in prison, <a href="">Nat Sattayapornpisut</a> was released on 19 April this year.&nbsp; He was jailed for sending e-mails to a foreign friend containing links to some materials available on the internet deemed offensive to the Thai monarchy. </p>
By Reporters Without Borders |
<p>Reporters Without Borders has written to King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the eve of his birthday on 5 December asking him to pardon Thai Internet users who are in jail or who are being prosecuted in connection with the dissident views they allegedly expressed online.</p>
By Thai Netizen Network |
<p>Thai Netizen Network demands Thai authorities to make clarification on the recent arrests of internet users, including&nbsp;Nat Sattayapornpisut in whose case the authorities are asked to disclose the means of accessing e-mail accounts and the law that entitled them to do so, 'since this matter may have violated people&rsquo;s right to privacy and freedom to communicate'.</p>
<p>The translation of a Bloomberg news report was posted on the Prachatai webboard jus after 6 pm, after the Thai stock market had already slumped and closed on 14 Oct. &nbsp;The news report in question is Richard Frost&rsquo;s <em>Thai Stocks, Baht Slump on King&rsquo;s Health Speculation</em>, whose title indicates that the &lsquo;slump&rsquo; had already taken place.</p> <p>Theeranan Wiphuchanin, using the alias BBB, posted her translation at 18:09. &nbsp;</p>
<p>The Criminal Court has agreed to a request by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to detain Nat Sattayapornpisut, 27, who has been charged under the 2007 Computer Crimes Act after he was found to have sent offensive clips to a blog called &lsquo;StopLeseMajeste&rsquo;.&nbsp;</p>