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Dutch MPs to debate ending law against insulting king

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:43 PM

Parliament's lower house will on Thursday, February 8, discuss a bill proposed by the progressive D66 party, which would drop clauses against defaming the king contained within wider laws on crimes against the royalty

THE KING AND FAMILY. Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander (R), Queen Maxima (C) and their daughters Amalia (2-R), Alexia (L) and Ariane arrives during celebrations for the 80th birthday of Princess Beatrix on February 3, 2018 in Amsterdam.  Patrick van Katwijk / ANP / AFP

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 police defend arresting anti-junta activist's mother

May 07, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Patnaree Chankij s lawyers say she was charged for writing the Thai equivalent of yeah in response to Facebook messages that allegedly insulted the royal family

Thai man jailed for 6 years over Facebook royal 'slur'

Jan 20, 2016 - 5:49 PM

The conviction is the latest jail term handed down in an unprecedented lese majeste crackdown

ROYAL FAMILY. Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej (C) sits next to his family during a public appearance to mark his 85th birthday celebrations on the balcony of Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand, December 5, 2012. File Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA