Thailand: Take an Underboob Selfie, Go to Prison

Offenders could face 5-year prison term under Thai law
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2015 4:00 PM CDT
A woman stops to take a selfie with Thai soldiers stand guard near Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 30, 2014.   (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

(Newser) – Planning to snap an underboob selfie in Thailand? The government warns you may have to deal with the consequences—specifically, a five-year prison term. The country's culture ministry notes the "inappropriate" act of taking photographs of the lower half of a woman's breasts violates the country's 2007 Computer Crimes Act ban, which outlaws "any obscene computer data which is accessible to the public" and material that causes "damage to the country's security or causes public panic," Reuters reports. Without a face, "we don't know who [the photos] belong to, and it encourages others to do the same," a ministry rep admits. "We can only warn people to not take it up."

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