lese majeste

23 Jan 2013
The sentencing of a human rights defender to ten years in prison for publishing two articles allegedly insulting the monarchy is a serious setback for freedom of expression in Thailand, Amnesty International said.
23 Jan 2013
Bangkok, 23 January 2013– The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Thailand:
23 Jan 2013
Clean Clothes Campaign, together with the Free Somyot Campaign and the Thai Labour Campaign strongly deplore the conviction of human rights defender and magazine editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk. Today, the Bangkok Criminal Court found him guilty on two counts of Article 112 of the Criminal Code (the lèse-majesté law*) and sentenced him to 11 years of imprisonment: 10 years for both counts and one more year from a previously suspended sentence. 
23 Jan 2013
Sentence Continues Aggressive Judicial Action on Lese Majeste (New York, January 23, 2013) – The conviction of a prominent Thai magazine editor and his harsh 11 year sentence for “insulting the monarchy” will further chill freedom of expression in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 23, 2013, the Bangkok Criminal Court found Somyot Prueksakasemsuk guilty of lese majeste offenses, for publishing two articles in his Voice of Taksin magazine that prosecutors argued made negative references to the monarchy.
25 Dec 2012
Sukanya Prueksakasemsuk's letter to her husband on week 80 of his detention.
18 Dec 2012
The inquest into the death of 'Uncle SMS' Amphon Tangnoppakul began on 17 December at the Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek Rd, seven months after his death at the Correctional Hospital, starting with two witnesses, a head nurse and the duty doctor.
12 Dec 2012
Sukanya Prueksakasemsuk's letter to her husband Somyot in prison, and the 112 Family Network's invitation to Somyot's court appearance on 19 Dec. (see attachements for more details)
11 Dec 2012
Paris-Geneva-Bangkok, December 10, 2012. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), in the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, together with the Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) in Thailand, welcome the opinion issued by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD), which found the pre-trial detention of human rights defender Mr. Somyot Prueksakasemsuk to be in contravention of international human rights law and standards and called for his release.
5 Dec 2012
Pranee Danwatthananusorn is running a campaign to collect signatures in support of her petition to seek royal pardons for lèse majesté convicts including her husband Surachai.
2 Dec 2012
Nearly half a year ago, a group of family members affected by the controversial lese majeste law decided to form The Network of Family Members and Peoples Affected by Article 112.
1 Dec 2012
Well-known Thammasat historian Somsak Jeamteerasakul said he was both surprised and appalled by the decision of police to forward his lese majeste police complaint case to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).
1 Dec 2012
A resident in Pattani has been prosecuted for hanging banners with the picture of HM the Queen on a pedestrian bridge in the town.


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