THAILAND: Appeal Court upholds decision against freedom of expression

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Statement : On 19 September 2014, the Appeal Court upheld the Criminal Court's ruling in the case of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk. Somyot was found guilty of two violations of Article 112 of the Criminal Codeand sentenced to ten years in prison on 23 January 2013, with one additional year from a prior case for a total of eleven years in prison. Somyot Prueksakasemsuk is a long-time labour rights activist and human rights defender who was prosecuted in relation to two articles published in Voice of Taksin magazine, Read More...

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THAILAND: Ongoing criminalization of thought and expression in Thailand

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Statement : The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to express grave concern about the arrest, interrogation, and harassment of four academics and three students during a public lecture on 17 September 2014 at Thammasat University in Bangkok. This is the latest in a series of actions by the authorities in the four months since the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) overturned the civilian government in a coup on 22 May 2014. Read More...

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