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Thai Man Imprisoned For Selling ‘Yellow Duck’ Calendars

Thai Man Imprisoned For Selling ‘Yellow Duck’ Calendars

By Sebastian Strangio
The cartoon images of the duck, a symbol of the country's pro-democracy movement, were said to mock the Thai king.
Thai Activists Push Opposition Party on Royal Defamation Law

Thai Activists Push Opposition Party on Royal Defamation Law

By Sebastian Strangio
Activists from the monarchy reform group Thalu Wang have asked the Pheu Thai Party to abolish Section 112 if it wins this year's election.

Thai Activists Hospitalized After Hunger Strike Over Royal Defamation Cases

Thai Activists Hospitalized After Hunger Strike Over Royal Defamation Cases

By Sebastian Strangio
Tantawan Tuatulanon and Orawan Phuphong demanded that a judge revoke their bail in solidarity with other activists facing lese-majeste charges.

How Lese Majeste Laws Are Eroding Free Speech in Southeast Asia

How Lese Majeste Laws Are Eroding Free Speech in Southeast Asia

By Samantha Holmes
Lese majeste laws are irreconcilable with freedom of expression.

Leading Thai Opposition Figure Charged With Royal Defamation

Leading Thai Opposition Figure Charged With Royal Defamation

By Sebastian Strangio
Piyabutr Saengkanokkul is the second former leader of the banned Future Forward Party to be charged under Section 112 of the Criminal Code.
Thai Opposition Figure Charged With Royal Defamation, Cyber Crimes

Thai Opposition Figure Charged With Royal Defamation, Cyber Crimes

By Sebastian Strangio
The head of the disbanded Future Forward Party criticized the government for contracting a royal-owned firm to supply COVID-19 vaccines.

Royalists Step Up Campaign Against Thai Chapter of Amnesty International

Royalists Step Up Campaign Against Thai Chapter of Amnesty International

By Sebastian Strangio
A network led by the ultraroyalist booster Seksakol Atthawong claims the rights group supports the abolition of the Thai monarchy.
Thailand Protesters Gather as Government Weaponizes Lese Majeste 

Thailand Protesters Gather as Government Weaponizes Lese Majeste 

By Tyler Roney
Protest groups change venue to keep the peace as authorities resurrect the notorious Article 112.

As Protests Grow, Thailand’s Authorities Dust Off Royal Defamation Law

As Protests Grow, Thailand’s Authorities Dust Off Royal Defamation Law

By Sebastian Strangio
This revival of lese-majeste law marks an escalation in the authorities’ campaign against rising pro-democracy protests.

Suspending Lèse Majesté Could Actually Strengthen Thailand’s Monarchy

Suspending Lèse Majesté Could Actually Strengthen Thailand’s Monarchy

By David Hutt
Free speech could even get worse because of the suspension of lèse majesté.

A Softer Approach From Thailand’s Sophisticated Monarch

A Softer Approach From Thailand’s Sophisticated Monarch

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
Leaving the leveling of lèse-majesté cases behind, the Thai government has found softer ways to control criticism. 
Thailand 4.0: Back to the Future

Thailand 4.0: Back to the Future

By Samuel Macrae
The ancient kingdom still struggles with modernity and democracy.

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