29 Jul '11, 10am

Thailand's 'lese majeste' laws under scrutiny.

BANGKOK (AP) — Two articles in a now-defunct magazine may carry a huge cost for its 50-year-old editor if prosecutors prove they defamed Thailand's monarchy: up to three decades in prison — 15 years for each story. Somyot Pruksakasemsuk, a supporter of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, was formally charged Monday with breaking this Southeast Asian kingdom's "lese majeste" laws, becoming the latest target of a controversial set of legal provisions designed to protect the crown. The legislation is the harshest of its kind in the world, and in the five tumultuous years since the army toppled Thaksin, cases like Somyot's are being prosecuted more than ever. Now, a small but unprecedented movement has begun speaking out against what they see as an increasing abuse of the laws by an elite establishment bent on silencing its critics. In the last few months, hundreds of pr...

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