Thailand sentences man to 3 years in prison for royal insult
BANGKOK (AP) - A Thai man has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison for selling video CDs of an Australian TV news segment deemed offensive to Thailand's royal family.
The court on Thursday convicted Akachai Hongkangwan under lese majeste laws prohibiting defamation of the royal family.
The VCDs contained a segment on the Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s Foreign Correspondent series in 2010 that questioned the future of Thailand's monarchy.
The segment included footage from a private video of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn with his then wife-to-be.