Apr 18, · An American bitcoin entrepreneur could be facing the death penalty after Thailand’s navy accused him of violating the country’s sovereignty by building a “sea home’’ off the coast of Phuket. Apr 19, · An American bitcoin trader and his girlfriend could face the death penalty after they were accused of threatening Thailand's sovereignty by building and living in . Apr 23, · US Bitcoin trader and girlfriend face death penalty after building floating house off coast of Thailand in bid for independence They couple have been charged with violating Thai sovereignty, Author: Molly Rose Pike.
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Reply Delete 0 0. Cancel Post. It said the action "reveals the intention of disobeying the laws of Thailand as a littoral state and could lead to a creation of a new state within Thailand's territorial waters In an email reply to Reuters, Elwartowski referred all questions to the Seasteading Institute and pointed to online statements from the Ocean Builders website.
The group said that the pair, both active bitcoin investors, did not build, invest in or design the floating home themselves but were "volunteers excited about the prospect of living free," documenting their lives as "pioneer seasteaders" off the coast of Phuket.
The U. Embassy in Bangkok told Reuters that Elwartowski had engaged a lawyer and was being provided with appropriate assistance. According to Ocean Builders, the concept of "seasteading" has been discussed for years but the cabin Elwartowski and Supranee lived on was the first attempt at living in what it described as international waters. We asked people around the world to reflect on Here's what you told us. British man becomes viral sensation after interview with CNN. Dancing doctors celebrate coronavirus vaccine arrival.
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Chad Elwartowski and his partner Nadia Supranee Thepdet have fled their home, built atop a platform around 12 miles off the coast of Phuket, and gone into hiding after authorities revoked the American's visa.
He had promoted "seasteads" on social media and claimed his home did not fall under the sovereignty of any country, which Thai authorities have said is untrue.