Like all previous cases, the only way to rescue Suwicha’s family from the quagmire confronting them is by a royal pardon. His lawyer said that he would seek one.

This is a matter of urgency as lives are at stake here. It is hoped that common sense will prevail in our country with its long tradition of freedom of expression and pragmatism.

– Extracted from Kavi Chongkittavorn, “Better ways to save Thai online freedom”, The Nation, 6 April 2009.