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Thailand: Businessman jailed for 25 years for defaming monarchy

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015 9:45AM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — A lawyer says a Thai military court has sentenced a businessman to 25 years in prison on charges of defaming the country's monarchy, believed to be the longest sentence handed down in recent years for the crime of lese majeste....

Thai man jailed for 18 months for insulting monarch

By Fri, Mar 20, 2015 3:31PM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai military court has sentenced a 67-year-old man to 18 months in prison for writing insults against the country's monarch on the wall of a shopping mall restroom....

Thai court jails theater activists for lese majeste

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015 10:30AM UTC Comments Off

Thailand’s courts are continuing to jail people under the lèse majesté law, as two young students have been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for allegedly insulting the monarchy in a theater play. The conviction shows yet again the draconian law is still thriving and even more so under the current military junta....

Rights group slams jailing of 2 Thai students for insulting monarchy

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015 8:51PM UTC 0 Comment

Rights group Amnesty International has called on Thailand’s junta to overturn Tuesday’s guilty verdict against two students accused of insulting the Southeast Asian nation’s revered monarchy in a 2013 theatre production....

Thai police arrest suspected anti-monarchy ringleader

By Wed, Feb 11, 2015 3:39PM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say they have arrested a man accused of being the mastermind of a conspiracy to slander the country's monarchy on the Internet....