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Blind woman gets lese majeste jail sentence

Jan 04. 2018
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By The Nation

A 23-year-old blind woman from Yala was sentenced on Thursday to one-and-a-half years imprisonment for lese majeste.

Nurhayati Masoh shared an article by fugitive pro-democracy academic Giles Ungpakorn on her Facebook account, according to the Muslim Attorney Centre’s Facebook.

She confessed it, and the sentence against her was reduced from the original decision of three years.

Nurhayati had accessed Facebook using an application that assists people with a visual impairment to do so.

Reportedly, she was reported by blind people in her Facebook circle.

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