image descriptionArchives

Thai court jails theater activists for lese majeste

Thai court jails theater activists for lese majeste

By Tue, Feb 24, 2015 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Thai court jails theater activists for lese majeste

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 Comments Off Rights group slams jailing of 2 Thai students for insulting monarchy

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 Comments Off Thai police arrest suspected anti-monarchy ringleader

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....

Thai police allege Internet conspiracy to insult monarchy, arrest 6

By Tue, Feb 03, 2015 10:05PM UTC Comments Off Thai police allege Internet conspiracy to insult monarchy, arrest 6

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

Thai junta hunts down lèse majesté fugitives abroad

By Thu, Jan 15, 2015 1:54PM UTC Comments Off Thai junta hunts down lèse majesté fugitives abroad

The hunt for people suspected of breaking Thailand’s draconian lèse majesté law continues, with the military junta even looking to extradite those who have fled abroad while ultra-royalist vigilantism at home reaches a new absurd low....