Royal defamation

2 Mar 2024
A 29-year-old satirist has been sentenced to 2 years and 12 months in prison without parole for royal defamation over 2021 Facebook posts.
1 Mar 2024
A former pro-democracy activist and protest leader has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for an array of charges, including royal defamation, without parole over a speech he gave during a protest in November 2020. He has previously been convicted on 2 other royal defamation charges.
21 Feb 2024
A Facebook user has been charged with royal defamation over 2 posts from 2022 after an ultra-royalist group’s leader file a complaint against her claiming the posts defame and make fun of the King.
20 Feb 2024
A 53-year-old woman has been charged with royal defamation for a protest speech she made demanding the right to bail for detained political activists.
8 Feb 2024
With at least 1,947 people facing prosecution for participating in the pro-democracy movement and 25 people detained pending trial or appeal, a network of civil society organisations is running a campaign to introduce to parliament an amnesty bill for pro-democracy activists and protesters, which they say is the first step towards reconciliation.
8 Feb 2024
The Ubon Ratchathani Provincial Court yesterday (7 February) dismissed a royal defamation charge filed against a 21-year-old graphic designer over a protest sign on the grounds that the message on the sign does not constitute an offense under the royal defamation law.
2 Feb 2024
Cartoon by Stephff: MFP under attack again  
31 Jan 2024
The Constitutional Court ruled today (31 January) that the Move Forward Party and its former leader Pita Limjaroenrat abused their constitutional rights and liberties in a bid to overthrow the democratic regime with the King as the Head of State by campaigning to amend the royal defamation law.
26 Jan 2024
Three human rights organizations have condemned the conviction of activist Mongkhon Thirakot, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison for royal defamation and demand the immediate release of Mongkhon and other detained activists. They also endorsed the call for the repeal of the royal defamation, or lèse-majesté, law.
22 Jan 2024
A 28-year-old activist has been charged with royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crime Act over a Facebook photo of a man holding pieces of paper with profanities in front of a portrait of King Vajiralongkorn.
19 Jan 2024
A 30-year-old activist from Chiang Rai has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for royal defamation after the Appeal Court ruled to increase the sentence given to him by the Chiang Rai Provincial Court.
17 Jan 2024
Human rights lawyer and activist Anon Nampa has been sentenced to 4 years in prison on a royal defamation charge for 3 Facebook posts criticizing the use of the royal defamation law against critics of the monarchy and calling for monarchy reform.

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