UN rights experts alarmed by rise in use of lèse-majesté laws in Thailand

UN rights experts alarmed by rise in use of lèse-majesté laws in Thailand

UN News – 8 February 2021

Thailand’s fragile democracy has been further tested with their controversial lese-majeste law. This law prohibiting citizens from insulting the country’s royal family has been condemned worldwide, however a stark rise in its usage has caused the UN to express concern over its restriction of freedom of speech in the country. This article explains what UN human rights experts are saying about the use of this law in a democratic country.

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