Pai Dao Din, activist in Thailand, has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after confessing to posting a BBC article on his Facebook account that has been deemed insulting… Continue reading "Thai Activist Pai Dao Din Sentenced 2.5 Years in Prison"
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"
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"
This statement was originally published on article19.org on 8 May 2017. ARTICLE 19 condemns the detentions of human rights lawyer Prawet Praphanukul, activist Danai Tibsuya, and four unidentified others arrested… Continue reading "Six detained for Facebook posts under Thailand’s repressive lèse majesté laws"