Thailand's law against insulting the king sparks controversy.

It&#8217;s "an obsolete law not applicable to the modern world," said Thai activist Surachai Danwattananusorn, 71, who was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for insulting King <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT00008635" title="Bhumibol Adulyadej " href="/topic/politics/government/bhumibol-adulyadej--PEPLT00008635.topic">Bhumibol Adulyadej</a>.

( Associated Press / February 28, 2012 )

It’s "an obsolete law not applicable to the modern world," said Thai activist Surachai Danwattananusorn, 71, who was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for insulting King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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