Jufer, 57, was arrested last December after drunkenly spray-painting several portraits of the monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Earlier this month, Jufer pleaded guilty to five charges under Thailand's draconian lese majeste law.
He could face a maximum penalty of 75 years in jail.
His lawyer has said that the minimum sentence he faces is seven-and-a-half years.
Jufer, who has lived in Thailand for more than 10 years, was recorded on surveillance cameras defacing the portraits on the king's birthday.
The case has highlighted strict laws in Thailand which forbid any criticism of the monarchy.
King Bhumibol, the world's longest-serving current head of state, is a very popular figure in Thailand.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
THE KING IS UNHAPPY
Oliver Jufer is screwed, but he taught us one thing: Don't mess with the King of Thailand. The Swiss man is in court for sentencing after he admitted to graffiti that insulted the king. As the BBC reports:
The late word: Jufer drew 10 years in prison for his petty crime. The actual sentence was 20 years, but the judge cut the sentence in half because Jufer confessed.