Australian man to face Thai court over royal insult claims | Connect Asia

Australian man to face Thai court over royal insult claims

Australian man to face Thai court over royal insult claims

Updated 18 January 2012, 20:45 AEDT

An Australian man, Harry Nicolaides, is due to appear in a Bangkok court today charged with insulting Thailand's royal family.

Mr Nicolaides published a novel in 2005 which makes brief reference to Thailand's Crown Prince. The book sold less than ten copies but the 41 year old faces a possible 15 years in prison if found guilty. During a recent interview with Thailand's new Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, our South East Asia correspondent Karen Percy asked him about this case and the laws.

Presenter: Karen Percy

Speaker: Thai prime minsiter, Abhisit Vejjajiva

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