He did not seem to note the LESE MAJESTE
of her words and manner.
More recently, the government has passed amendments to the Constitution and Criminal Code placing new restrictions on political participation and introducing a lese majeste
law criminalising insults to the King.
Thailand already has a cyber-security law under which the spread of false information carries a jail sentence of up to seven years, and the military government strictly enforces lese majeste
laws that shield the royal family from insult.
The crime of insulting a monarch or another ruler is known as lese majeste
and has existed around the world for many centuries, but Thailand has made a name for itself as one of the strictest punishers of the present day.
Sulak Sivaraksa was charged by police last October under the country's draconian lese majeste
law that protects the monarchy from libel and defamation.
The country's strict lese majeste
law makes it a crime to defame, insult or threaten the king, queen, heir to the throne or regent.
Jonathan Beckman, an award-winning nonfiction author, has written a lively, engaging narrative, making this pivotal case of a stolen necklace, mistaken identity, and the crime of lese majeste
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Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya told reporters the government was tracking six high-profile lese majeste
suspects living abroad, but conceded that there were significant legal and diplomatic challenges around seeking their extradition.
Summary: Al Basham was charged with lese majeste
, blasphemy and disturbance of religious values and public order
When a factory worker posted on the Internet an allegedly disparaging comment about the king's dog, he was charged in a military court with sedition and insulting the monarch, even though the applicable law known as lese majeste
only punishes insults against the king, queen, heir-apparent, and regent.
Bangkok, Muharram 12, 1437, Oct 25, 2015, SPA -- A Thai man facing lese majeste
charges was found hanged in his cell at a military facility in Bangkok, the department of corrections said Sunday.
Speaking today (11 Aug) to reporters in Geneva, Human Rights Office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said, "We are appalled by the shockingly disproportionate prison terms handed down over the past few months in lese majeste
cases in Thailand.