Man imprisoned for lese majeste “Uncle SMS” dies

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BANGKOK, May 8 — The 61-year-old Thai man better known as “Ah-gong” or “Uncle SMS” for sending text messages deemed insulting to the monarchy and who received a 20-year prison sentence died early today, Corrections Department Director-General Suchart Wonganantachai announced.

Lese majeste convict Ampol Tangnoppakul suffered stomachache since Thursday and had taken medication provided by Bangkok Remand Prison where he was serving his jail term, Mr Suchart said.

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