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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

Section 112 and rubber bullets: Thai state revives tools of repression amidst growing protests

With the slapping of lèse-majesté charges against protesters and the use of rubber bullets, the Thai government is bringing back the usual means of repression against the new wave of protests sweeping Bangkok in 2021

Dozens injured and face charges as Thai police use indiscriminate force on protesters again

At least 33 people, including three journalists, were reportedly injured in the indiscriminate police firing of rubber bullets on Saturday. 16 protesters were also slapped with charges

Thailand protesters on trial 22 Thai protesters face trial on “insult to monarchy” charges

Of the 22 protesters facing trial in Bangkok, seven are under pretrial detention and many are also facing other charges such as sedition and cybercrimes

Workers in Thai aviation sector protest “unfair and illegal” contracts

Workers of Thailand’s struggling flag carrier Thai Airways International (THAI) are protesting the restructuring plan for the airline which might see them face job losses and pay cuts

16 injured as Thai police attack demonstration in support of detained activists

Police used rubber bullets, water cannons, tear gas and baton charges against the nearly 2,000 people who marched to protest the continued detention of four activists under the country’s harsh lese majeste (insult to monarchy) laws

14 more people charged with insulting monarchy in Thailand

With the latest action by authorities, the total number of people charged under Thailand’s harsh lèse-majesté law in the recent round of protests has risen to 31. Those charged include a 16-year-old

Thai protests As Thailand continues repression, protesters stand guard against coup

Five Thai human rights activists presented themselves before the police on Monday. Meanwhile, over the previous days, protesters held “coup prevention” actions and marched to the barracks of a regiment commanded by the king

Thai protesters face charges of insulting monarchy on eve of planned rally

15 protesters have been summoned to face lèse-majesté charges that can carry upto to 15 years in prison if found guilty. The summons were sent to some of the most prominent faces of the nearly four-month long protest movement

Thai protesters Several injured in police action against pro-democracy protesters in Thailand

Protesters in Thailand are demanding a curb on the monarchy’s power. The government led by prime minister Prayush Cha-ocha has resorted to repression of the protesters and arrested several leaders

Protesters in Thailand attacked by police as they try to submit a petition to the king

Water canons and a blockade met the protesters who sought to petition the King, calling for reforms and return to democracy. Protests have been going on in Thailand for months against the military junta and seeking reduction of royal power

The Thai uprising against the military-monarchical complex

Thai intellectual and writer Giles Ungpakorn talks to Vijay Prashad on the massive protests that are currently on in Thailand demanding reform of the monarchy and restoration of democracy

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