Anthony Chai, a Thai-born naturalized American who runs a computer store in California, said in a lawsuit that Canadian web service provider Netfirms. com Inc. broke U.S. law by sharing his personal information with Thai authorities.
On a now defunct website, Chai posted anonymous comments critical of Thailand’s “lease majeste” law in which criticism of the royal family carries up to 15 years in prison.
Even though he did not identify himself on the site, Chai said that agents pulled him aside for interrogation at Bangkok’s airport and that he fears imprisonment if he returns.
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