Harry Nicolaides

The man who told the truth

The man who told the truth

Recently, I posted on Australian writer Harry Nicolaides’ gut-wrenching expose of the complicity of the Thai and Burmese governments in the worldwide market for child pornography.  Now, Harry Nicolaides is in a Thai prison.  The official charge against him is that a novel he wrote and self-published in 2005, a novel which The Economist says sold “fewer than ten copies,” showed disrespect to Thailand’s Crown Prince, a man who is in fact never named in the novel.  Here’s an article on the case from Melbourne’s The Age newspaper, and here’s one from The Sydney Morning Herald about an Australian senator who is calling for action to free Nicolaides.


  1. cymast

     /  January 23, 2009

    I hope this is a case of worse before better.

    Nicolaides looks like Australian Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil here. Actually, it seems I’ve seen several Australians with this look.

  2. cymast

     /  January 25, 2009

    Point of clarification: I hope this is a case of worse before better instead of worse before even more worse.

  3. acilius

     /  January 26, 2009

    I also hope that better is to come.

  4. cymast

     /  March 22, 2009

    Nicolaides no longer looks like Garrett.

    On to phase 2 . .

    Just how big can we make this campaign?

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