Thailand protesters openly criticise monarchy in Harry Potter-themed rally | The Guardian

Demonstrators issue rare rebuke in country where defaming royals is punishable by up to 15 years in jailSpeakers at a Thai anti-government protest have demanded changes to the monarchy and called for its powers to be curbed in unusually frank public comments.Defaming the royal family is punishable by up to 15 years in prison under Thailand’s lese majeste laws. Police did not stop the six speakers but said any suspected offences would be investigated. Continue reading…

Demonstrators issue rare rebuke in country where defaming royals is punishable by up to 15 years in jail

Speakers at a Thai anti-government protest have demanded changes to the monarchy and called for its powers to be curbed in unusually frank public comments.

Defaming the royal family is punishable by up to 15 years in prison under Thailand’s lese majeste laws. Police did not stop the six speakers but said any suspected offences would be investigated.

Continue reading…


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