01 Sep '11, 6pm

More than 100 scholars urge review of Thai royal insult rules #HumanRights #law #justice #netfreedom #Thailand #ASEAN

More than 100 scholars urge review of Thai royal insult rules #HumanRights #law #justice #netfreedom #Thailand #ASEAN

In an open letter to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, they also urged the government to review the cases of those already charged and convicted of lese majeste and to free on bail those fighting their cases in the courts. -- PHOTO: AFP BANGKOK (AFP) - More than 100 international academics have called on Thailand to review its tough rules against insulting the monarchy, saying political abuse of the legislation is undermining human rights. In an open letter to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, they also urged the government to review the cases of those already charged and convicted of lese majeste and to free on bail those fighting their cases in the courts. Under Thailand's lese majeste legislation, anybody convicted of insulting the king, queen, heir or regent faces up to 15 years in prison on each count. The number of new lese majeste cases has increased sharply sin...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STI...

Tweets

Thai FM plans first foreign trip 'alphabetically': BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's new foreign minister unveiled plan...

Thai FM plans first foreign trip 'alphabeticall...

straitstimes.com 02 Sep '11, 4am

Thailand's new foreign minister unveiled plans for his first overseas visits on Friday and said he had decided to arrange ...

The Senior Open Championship is heading to Roya...

europeantour.com 05 Sep '11, 4pm

About Us FAQs Feedback Terms Enviroment Other Sites Media Centre Login Register The Tour Group European Tour Senior Tour C...