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By Metta Wongwat |
<div><div>While suspects ordinarily seek ways to reduce their sentence or prove their innocence, a human rights lawyer accused of royal defamation has dismissed his defence lawyers, called no witnesses and challenged the court&rsquo;s authority in protest against injustice.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>On 8 May 2018, the Bangkok Criminal Court heard a witness in the case where human rights lawyer Prawet Prapanukul, 57, is accused of violating Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the royal defamation law.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Before the testimony began, Prawet had a heated 30-minute argu</div></div>
By Human Right Watch (HRW) |
<p><span>The&nbsp;</span><a data-saferedirecturl=";q=;source=gmail&amp;ust=1493877498176000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGihXeZjPvcVJ71YrHm4kdOJk6N0g" href="" target="_blank">Thai</a><span>&nbsp;government should immediately disclose the whereabouts of Prawet Prapa</span></p>