lèse-majesté law
Protests continue in Thailand demanding the recall of lèse-majesté law

The contentious provision that is at the heart of the protests is Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code or the lèse-majesté law which criminalizes a broad range of actions concerning defamation or insult to the monarchy and the larger royal family.

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