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Thailand backs down on Facebook ban over royal posts

May 16, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Thailand ferociously enforces a draconian lese majeste law which outlaws any criticism of the monarchy

5 Thais charged with royal defamation for Facebook 'shares'

May 04, 2017 - 6:22 PM

The 5 are remanded in custody on Wednesday May 3 for sharing Facebook posts written by Paris based Thai historian Somsak Jeamteerasakul about the disappearance of a democracy plaque in Bangkok last month

Thai charged in first royal slur case under new king

Feb 10, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Jatupat Boonpatararaksa is arrested for sharing on Facebook a profile of King Maha Vajiralongkorn written by the BBC s Thai language service in London

MAHA VAJIRALONGKORN. This file handout photo received from Thailand's Royal Bureau taken on August 01, 2011 shows Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn reading a statement at Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok. File photo from Royal Bureau/AFP

BBC under investigation for profile of new Thai king

Dec 07, 2016 - 6:48 PM

UPDATED The BBC is now under scrutiny for a Thai language profile it published out of its London offices of the nation s new monarch King Maha Vajiralongkorn who ascended to the throne last week

MAHA VAJIRALONGKORN. A woman holds an image of Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok on December 2, 2016. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/ AFP

Thai faces jail for insulting king's dog – lawyer

Dec 15, 2015 - 9:26 PM

Thanakorn Siripaiboon 27 is charged by police with lese majeste for a satirical Facebook post about the king and his dog

Thai radio host to be jailed for 5 years for royal defamation

Nov 18, 2014 - 6:35 PM

The ruling on Kathawut 59 – who presents an online radio show from overseas – is one of the first sentences passed by a military court for breaching the lese majeste law