New FIDH report on lese majeste

112FIDH, the International Federation for Human Rights, has released an important report on lese majeste under the military junta.

Titled 36 and counting – Lèse-majesté imprisonment under Thailand’s military junta, the report details arrests, detentions and convictions under Article 112 since the junta grabbed power in May 2014.

The press release states that the report:

raises serious concerns over the pattern of violations of the right to liberty, the right to a fair trial, and the right to freedom of opinion and expression stemming from prosecutions under Article 112 of the Criminal Code (lèse-majesté). These violations are in breach of Thailand’s obligations under key international human rights instruments.

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