Tag Archives: Lese majeste thailand

THAILAND: Ah Kong’s case

We at PPT wanted to post this update on Ampol Tangnopakul’s case earlier, but the bombings took up our space and reading time. Sadly, Ampol (known as Ah Kong) has departed this life, having died of cancer while in custody … Continue reading

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Rise in cases ‘tied to power struggle’ (Lese majesteThailand)

Kittisak Prokkati, a lecturer at Thammasat University’s Faculty of Law, called for Parliament to approve the appointment of monarchs in the future during an interview in which he gave his perspectives on the Nitirat group’s proposals involving changes to laws … Continue reading

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Army chief upholds lese majeste law (Thailand)

Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday voiced opposition to amending royal insult offence as per Article 112 of the Criminal Code. “Should anyone think the Thai law is unjust or harsh, then they should go and live abroad,” he … Continue reading

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Da Torpedo jailed 15 years on lese majeste charge (Thailand)

The Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced to 15 years in jail a prominent red shirt Daranee Chancherngsilapakul, widely known as Da Torpedo, on lese majeste charge. The verdict concerned defamatory speeches she made on a red shirts stages in 2007. … Continue reading

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B400m for lese majeste web-taps (Thailand)

The cabinet has approved a 400 million baht budget for the Information and Communication Technology Ministry to buy equipment to lawfully tap into websites to detect lese majeste content, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung said on Wednesday. Mr Chalerm, who … Continue reading

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Chalerm launches crackdown on royal insult (Thailand)

Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung on Friday chaired a first meeting of his committee tasked to crackdown on websites deemed offensive to the monarchy. “The focus of crackdown would be on websites spreading royal insult and undermining the national security,” … Continue reading

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Activists: Repeal lese majeste laws (Thailand)

The Santiprachatham intellectual network has renewed its long-term call for the repeal of lese majeste aspects of the Criminal Procedure Code and the Computer Crimes Act. The Santiprachatham Network, comprising well-known academics and social activists within and outside Thailand, has … Continue reading

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