Category : Somyot Prueksakasemsuk

Where insulting royalty will put you in jail

An editor was last month sentenced to 11 years in prison, for "defaming" the country's king. Geoffrey Cain reports on how Thailand's lèse majesté laws have chilled free speech

Thailand: Editor faces anti-royal charges

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a Thai political activist and former editor-in-chief of the Voice of Taksin and Red Power partisan news magazines, was last week charged with two offences of lese majeste for two separate articles deemed critical of the royal family published in his now-defunct Voice of Taksin magazine. Lese majeste charges in Thailand carry up to 15-year […]