[JURIST] A Bangkok criminal court on Wednesday sentenced Chiranuch Premchaiporn, webmaster of independent Internet news site Prachatai [media website], to an eight-month suspended sentence for failing to delete defamatory comments against Thailand's royal family. She was initially sentenced to one year in prison, but the court reduced and suspended the sentence. In addition to the sentence, she was required to pay a fine of 20,000 baht (USD $627.75) which she paid through the help of supporters and colleagues. The judge...

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