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Offenses and penalties

Thai legal authorities are firmly committed to enforcing the new law

Thai Penal Code – Section 287/1

Whoever possesses child pornography for the sexual benefit of oneself or of another person, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment of not over 5 years or fined not over 100,000 baht or both.

If the offender in Paragraph 1 forwards(1) the child pornography to another person, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment of not over 7 years or fined 140,000 baht or both.

Thai Penal Code – Section 287/2

“Whoever

  1. for the purpose of trade or by trade or for distribution or public exhibition, makes, produces, imports into or causes to be imported into the Kingdom, exports or causes to be exported from the Kingdom, takes or causes to be taken, or disseminates by any means any child pornography;
  2. trades, participates or engages in the trade of child pornography and then distributes child pornography or exhibits child pornography to the public, or hires out child pornography;
  3. for the purpose of disseminating or trading of child pornography, advertises or propagates by any means that there is a person who commits an act which amounts to an offence under this section, or advertises or propagates how or from whom child pornography may be obtained

shall be liable to imprisonment from 3 years to 10 years or a fine from 60,000 baht to 200,000 baht or both

  1. The word used in the Amendment Bill is “ส่งต่อ” which translates into English as “ forwards” or “submits”.