Dear Mr. Ambassador,
Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that defends press freedom worldwide, would like to draw your attention to the case of Suwicha Thakor. This 34-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for emailing altered photos of King Bhumipol Adulyadej. The sentence is disturbing for human rights activists in Thailand and abroad. It could hurt Thailand’s international image and give the impression of a country that is intolerant and opposed to press freedom.
We regard the punishment imposed on Suwicha Thakor as disproportionate and we therefore urge you, Mr. Ambassador, to ask your government to review the sentence.