Statement from European Union on Chiranuch verdict (30/05/2012)

Bangkok, 30 May 2012 - The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Thailand: "The EU Delegation to Thailand is encouraged that Ms. Chiranuch Premchaiporn will not be imprisoned. However, the EU expresses its deep concern about the damaging effects of a guilty verdict and the ensuing conviction on the freedom of expression in Thailand, for criminalising intermediaries for content posted by other internet users on websites.”