Sometimes there's no need for commentary, the story speaks for itself. Allegations were made by Thanthawut Taweewarodomkul during a seminar last Sunday, recorded and put on YouTube, that ordinary red shirt prisoners and red shirt lese majeste convicts in particular are physically abused by guards and other prisoners; ignored by leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD); and at the mercy of Pheu Thai-appointed lawyers who didn't know and didn't care about their cases.
Mr Thanthawut received a royal pardon after spending three years, three months and five days of his 13-year sentence in Bangkok Remand Prison. The seminar came just eight days after his release, of which he said, "the air outside is so much better than the air inside [prison]".
Mr Thanthawut, 38, was a designer for the allegedly anti-monarchist Nor Por Chor USA website. His prison sentences were 10 years for allowing comments deemed to be insulting to the monarchy to appear on the website, violating Section 112 of the Criminal Code, or the lese majeste law, and three years for violating the Computer Crime Act.
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