lese majeste

16 Nov 2012
The police have decided to prosecute Somsak Jeamteerasakul, a historian at Thammasat University, for lèse majesté, after the army lodged a complaint against him over a year ago.
9 Nov 2012
Amnesty International issued an Urgent Action Appeal on 8 November for 4 men accused of lèse majesté in Bahrain.  The following information is copied from the Appeal.
7 Nov 2012
Hope that the lese majeste law might be amended under the Yingluck Shinawatra government was unceremoniously dashed last week.
3 Nov 2012
A bill proposed by academics and citizens to change Article 112 of the Criminal Code has been dismissed by the Speaker of Parliament.
3 Nov 2012
A Bangkok court acquitted the netizen Surapak Phuchaisaeng two days ago of charges of insulting the king (lèse-majesté), for which he had been remanded in custody since September last year.
2 Nov 2012
On 31 October 2012, Thailand’s Criminal Court in Bangkok dismissed charges against Mr. Surapak P., a defendant facing charges under the lèse majesté law (Article 112) and the Computer-related Crime Act 2007. It is very rare for a defendant to be able to convince the Court that the evidence used against him could have been fabricated. Prior to this, only one lèse majesté defendant, “Bento”, was acquitted for similar reasons by arguing that the phone line used to access the internet was not registered in her name.
2 Nov 2012
On 31 Oct, the Criminal Court acquitted Suraphak Phuchaisang of lèse majesté charges, and released a summary version of the verdict to reporters.  Here is a translation of the official summary verdict:
26 Oct 2012
A man accused of lèse majesté by his own brother has been denied bail by the court for the second time since he was detained pending trial last month.
21 Oct 2012
On 3 Oct, Prachatai interviewed the only son of Thanthawut Thaweewarodomkul, a lèse majesté prisoner sentenced to 13 years in jail, when he came with his grandpa to visit his father at Bangkok Remand Prison for the first time since the end of his school semester.
15 Oct 2012
Thanthawut Taweewarodomkul (also known as “Num” and “Num Red Non”) is a 40-year-old father currently serving a 13-year sentence for alleged violations of Article 112 and the 2007 Computer Crimes Act. In September 2012, he withdrew his appeal petition as part of the process of applying for a pardon. Shortly thereafter, he wrote this letter to his lawyer, Anon Numpa, who then posted it on the website of the Ratsadornprasong Legal Institute.
11 Oct 2012
Bangkok, 11 October - The Thailand Constitutional Court yesterday ruled that the controversial Section 112 of the Penal Code, better known as the lèse majesté law, is not contradictory with human rights protections of the country's constitution, including on freedom of expression.
11 Oct 2012
A villager in Roi Et province in northeastern Thailand has been tried for allegedly distributing leaflets with offensive content, and expects to hear the court’s ruling in November.


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