Published: Jan 25, 2021
A recent poll shows that more than 97 per cent of Thais back the Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry’s decision to hit Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit with lese majeste charges for linking Thailand’s Covid-19 vaccine plans to a royally owned pharmaceutical firm, said Asst Prof Noppadon Kannika, director of Super Poll Research Centre.
Published: Jan 20, 2021
Leaders of the Ratsadon (People’s Party) anti-establishment movement showed up at Pathum Wan Police Station on Wednesday morning to answer their summonses for allegedly violating the lese majeste law.
Published: Jun 13, 2017
THE United Nations human rights body expressed concern on Tuesday over the rise in the number of lèse majesté prosecutions in Thailand since 2014 and noted the severity of sentencing, including a 35-year jail term handed down last Friday against one individual.
Published: Mar 01, 2017
The Court of Appeal in Khon Kaen on Wednesday upheld a criminal court decision to reject activist Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpatraraksa’s bail request, reasoning the activist showed a tendency to redicule state power and cause more trouble to the state.
Published: Nov 01, 2016
Legally speaking, the extradition of lese majeste fugitives from Cambodia and Laos is impossible, since treaties signed by Thailand with its two immediate neighbours don’t allow it. But legal loopholes can be found in such cases.