Thai military court sentences web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail for defaming the nation's king

November 24, 2014 9:30 AM

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Thai military court sentences web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail for defaming the nation's king

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2014 file photo, Thai officers offer their respect to a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok where the 86-year-old king is being treated after he underwent surgery to have his gallbladder removed. A military court in junta-ruled Thailand sentenced a Web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail Monday, Nov. 24 for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation's king. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File) (The Associated Press)

BANGKOK – A military court in junta-ruled Thailand has sentenced a web editor to 4 1/2 years in jail for publishing an article five years ago that it said defamed the nation's king.

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