How is Thailand’s education system dealing with its youngest lese majeste suspect?

The youngest person to be charged with insulting the royal family in Thailand wants to know why she has been barred from class by her school, which she accuses of…

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Photo: Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)

Musician-activist sentenced to six years for lèse majesté over Facebook posts

Thailand’s Criminal Court sentenced a musician who is also a member of the pro-democracy group to six years in prison today (Monday) after finding him guilty of lèse majesté over…

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Leading art critic and activist Thanom Chapakdee remembered

Thailand is mourning veteran Thai art critic and artist practitioner Thanom Chapakdee, who was best known for practicing what he liked to refer to as the “Aesthetics of Resistance” calling…

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Court revokes bail for two activists polling public about royal motorcades

The Bangkok South Criminal Court revoked the bail granted to two anti-establishment political activists today (Tuesday). They are facing charges of lèse majesté and violations of the Computer Crime Act…

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Thai court won’t let student activist on lèse majesté charge study in Germany

The Bangkok South Criminal Court has rejected an application from a Thai student, currently facing a lèse majesté charge, seeking to be allowed to pursue her post-graduate studies in Germany…

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Thich Nhat Hanh, poetic peace activist and master of mindfulness, dies at 95

Thich Nhat Hanh, the Zen Buddhist monk, poet and peace activist who in the 1960s came to prominence as an opponent of the Vietnam War, died on Saturday aged 95…

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(Photo courtesy of Nuttaa Mahattana’s Facebook page.}

Nuttaa Mahattana: the democracy icon who turned on the anti-govt movement

Once a darling of the anti-establishment movement, Nuttaa “Bow” Mahattana is now being denounced as a traitor to the cause – though the human rights activist insists she is just…

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Benny Tai said he was sacked after he was jailed last year for taking part in protests in Hong Kong. (Photo: AFP/Anthony WALLACE)

Anger grows over Hong Kong university sacking of activist

A prominent Hong Kong democracy activist on Wednesday vowed to appeal his sacking by a top university as city leaders and education chiefs were accused of failing to defend academic…

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