A Thai courtroom dominated the activist – pictured within the pink gown – had mocked and defamed the Queen at this protest in 2020

An activist in Thailand has been jailed for two years after a courtroom discovered she insulted the monarchy by dressing like the Thai queen.

Jatuporn ‘New’ Saeoueng, 25, wore a pink gown at a political demonstration in Bangkok in 2020.

She denied the royal insult cost, saying she had simply worn a traditional gown.

But Thailand has notoriously strict legal guidelines which successfully ban criticism of the king and other royals.

Since King Maha Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne in 2019, rights teams say authorities have more and more exercised lèse-majesté legal guidelines to quash a protest motion that had demanded reform of the highly effective monarchy.

Since November 2020, at least 210 protesters have been charged with lèse-majesté offences, after a three-year interval the place the legislation wasn’t enforced at all, Thai legal teams say.

Human rights teams strongly criticised the courtroom’s verdict on Monday. Jaturpon was sentenced to three years however had her time period instantly decreased to two years.

She had attended the protest in 2020 as a performer wearing a proper pink silk gown, the place she walked a purple carpet accompanied by an attendant who held an umbrella over her head.

The king’s spouse, Queen Suthida, typically wears formal silk fashions for public occasions. Thai royals additionally typically have attendants hovering over them with parasols at ceremonies and other occasions.

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