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Thai students indicted in anti-monarchy case

By Tue, Oct 28, 2014 6:05PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — A lawyer says prosecutors have charged two Thai university students with defaming the country's monarchy in a stage performance. Lawyer Pawinee Chumsri says the students were charged with lese majeste, which mandates a prison term of up to 15 years for anyone insulting Thailand's monarchy....

Re-drawing the invisible line: Lèse majesté cases pile under Thailand’s junta

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 6:17AM UTC Comments Off Re-drawing the invisible line: Lèse majesté cases pile under Thailand’s junta

Since the military coup, the number of lèse majesté cases has been rising in Thailand as the chances of the accused grow even slimmer under the junta’s rule. The trial was about to start when everybody except the defendants and their lawyers were asked to leave the room. Despite negotiations by observers and in the...

Thailand’s junta sets up media watchdogs to monitor anti-coup dissent

By Thu, Jun 26, 2014 11:00AM UTC Comments Off This photo taken off the TV screen shows the blue screen with military crests that replaced all TV programming in Thailand last month. Pic: AP.

Thailand's military junta has set up watchdogs to monitor all kinds of media for content that is deemed as "inciting hatred towards the monarchy" or providing "misinformation" that could potentially complicate the work of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), as the junta calls itself....

Thailand may attempt to extradite UK citizen for insulting monarchy

By Fri, Jun 20, 2014 5:01PM UTC Comments Off Rose. Pic: AP.

Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has moved to bring a Thai woman back from England on lese majeste charges. According to MCOT, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reached out to other agencies, including the Royal Thai Police, to bring Chatwadee "Rose" Amornpat to trial under the country's lese majeste law....

Thai red shirt activist shot dead in Bangkok

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 6:26PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand’s capital say a pro-government activist who opposed a law punishing critics of the monarchy has been shot dead. Police Col. Thanawat Watthanakul says Kamol Duangphasuk was shot by unidentified gunmen Wednesday in a restaurant parking lot in northern Bangkok. The victim, a poet also known as Mainueng Kor Khuntee,...

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