Thai Web Designer Sent to Jail for Defaming King Freed

Thanks to royal pardon


BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai web designer convicted of defaming Thailand's monarchy was released from jail Friday after receiving a royal pardon from the king.

Activist and academic Suda Rangkupan said Tanyawut Taweewarodomkul was freed from Bangkok Remand Prison on Friday.

Tanyawut designed a website associated with Thailand's Red Shirt movement, which held massive street demonstrations in Thailand's capital in 2010 to protest the government in power at the time.