I find this story disturbing. I don’t remember it but thanks for bringing it up.
My warped sense of reality finds Thailand very open and accepting when it comes to issue such as sexual-orientation but Medieval when it comes to issues involving self-harm/ victim-less crimes. When I lived in Bangkok, I heard rumors that Thaksin had permitted extra-judicial executions of drug-dealers/ users; and also that a redneck good-old boy 1%er wanted to take over Nana Plaza. I remember thinking no way… I was both naive and wrong. Today, both those gentleman have lost their fiefdoms by natural or un-natural causes. Funny that army unit that sold meth/yaba in Patpong is still there.
So this Chachchaya “Yuyee” Cuesta Ramos gets 15 yrs for 1.55-5 mgs of cocaine? That makes sense...NOT!
In 1999 Luis Garavito confessed to murdering 140 children and is serving 22 years. In 1983, Pedro López was found guilty of murdering 110 young girls in Ecuador alone and confessed to a further 240 murders. In 1998, he was released on $50 bail; whereabouts unknown.
I don’t condone or condemn drug use or any form of self-harm but how is it a crime if there is no evidence of endangerment to others? There are so many mind-boggling, maddening things in the “civilized” world! Give her a slap on the wrist or deport her to Spain, but 15 years? Something stinks in Thailand and it’s not the durian. Thai ties to the Thai army are better than political connections since the coup.
But still better than those poor bastards in Bali.