Distributors of printed media in Thailand refused to sell the latest issue of British magazine The Economist because of a critical article in the address monarshey family in the room, Reuters reports on Monday, 26 January.
Representatives of the journal agency explained that the decision not to extend the number accepted by the Thai distributors. In ThÐµ Economist speculated that the sellers apparently feared prosecution. The point is that under the laws of Thailand, the spread of defamation of the King Bhumibol Adulyadej could lead sentence to 15 years in prison. A total of Bangkok have been sold only seven copies of the latest edition.
In the latest issue of ThÐµ Economist published material on the Australian writer Harry Nicolaides (Harry Nicolaides), who in January this was a Thai court sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the monarch. Remember, his novel "credibility" was published in 2005, the authorities found it tarnishes the honor Adulyadeta.