On 3 August 2017, the provincial court of Khon Kaen held the first plaintiff witness hearing for a lèse majesté case of Jatuphat ‘Pai Dao Din’ Boonpattararaksa, a well-known anti-junta… Continue reading "An Anti-Junta Activist Pai Dao Din Is On Trial For Royal Defamation"
Category: Rights To Express
Vietnamese bloggers and rights activists are being beaten, threatened, and intimidated with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Vietnamese government should order an end to… Continue reading "Stop Attacks to Vietnamese Bloggers and Rights Activists"
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Concerns About Use of Lèse Majesté Law in Thailand
We are very concerned by the rise in the number of lèse majesté prosecutions in Thailand since 2014 and the severity of the sentencing, including a 35-year jail term handed… Continue reading "United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Concerns About Use of Lèse Majesté Law in Thailand"
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticizes the decision by the Myanmar authorities to arrest and detain two journalists for criminal defamation. The IFJ calls for the immediate release… Continue reading "Immediately Release Two Myanmar Journalists From The Charges of Criminal Defamation"