The heavy cost of ‘insulting’ monarchy in Thailand

Thailand has been witnessing massive protests over the past few months and one of the key demands has been the repeal of the draconian lèse-majesté law. Unsurprisingly, the government has used this provision indiscriminately against protesters

March 27, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

The Thai government has unleashed a series of repressive measures on protesters demanding a rollback of the lèse-majesté law. The law criminalizes a broad range of actions concerning defamation or insult to the monarchy and the larger royal family.

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