[JURIST] Thai-born American citizen Joe Gordon (Thai name Lerpong Wichaikhammat) was Thursday to two-and-a-half years in a Thai prison after pleading guilty to violating Section 112 of the Thai Penal Code [text] by defaming the royal family by translating excerpts of a locally banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and posting them online. Gordon was arrested [Huffington Post report] this past May when visiting Thailand, several years after [AP report] posting the controversial blog in Colorado. Before Gordon’s sentence was…

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