Time: Lese majeste laws not being used to protect monarchy, but to stop protests against the junta

The Draconian Legal Weapon Being Used to Silence Thai Dissent – Time, December 31, 2014
…So why are students being targeted now? Since Thailand’s latest military coup of May 22, opposition to the new junta government has been brutally quashed. Yet, in recent months, students have become emboldened as public dissatisfaction grows over a slew of scandals, and have displayed great daring by even publicly heckling dictator Prayuth Chan-Ocha.
“They are using the youngsters as an example,” says Jakrapob of the latest charges, “to say that regardless of your age or social background, we will not hesitate…”

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One Response to Time: Lese majeste laws not being used to protect monarchy, but to stop protests against the junta

  1. Wiz says:

    Expect Moh Rianthong and Co going to call for boycotting Times magazines by terminating the subscription or so

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