Violations involving religious insults can result in up to 7 years in prison.
The Thai police detained two American tourists who published a photo in the instagram of the photo, where they were imprinted on the background of the temple of Wat Arun in Bangkok with bare buttocks. The men have already been fined $150 each, but later they may face a more serious punishment — up to imprisonment, writes the Huffington Post.
“The punishment that can follow is not just punishment for disturbing public order. It’s about obscene behavior in a sacred place, which can entail a long prison term, — said representatives of the Thai authorities. “It’s a reminder that everyone should respect our religion and culture.”
The detainees Joseph and Travis Dasilva are a married couple. Together they led the Instagram Traveling Butts, where they laid out pictures with bare buttocks, made against the background of world sights. After the men were arrested, the account, to which about 14 thousand people were subscribed, was removed.