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American Sentenced To Prison For Thai Royal Insult

a man in a red shirt with a police officer

Prior to heading to Thailand, I remember reading how you could not speak poorly of the king or royal family. If you are caught saying unfavorable things, you could end up in jail!

While in Thailand, I told lots of locals how I loved the king and even bought one of those rubber bracelets (like LiveStrong) to show my support for the king! (not that I know a thing about him)This article is pretty crazy. It explains what this man did to speak poorly of the king. He translated a banned biography of the king and posted it online while living in Colorado. 

Can you imagine getting sent to prison for breaking this rule while not even in Thailand???

Here is a link to the article from Yahoo: Man Sentenced To Prison For Royal Insult