Posted 16/05/2016 by Cameron Hill
In the same week that Australia co-hosted regional peacekeeping exercises with the Thai military, which seized power in a May 2014 coup, it also raised concerns at a United Nations (UN) review about the worsening human rights situation in Thailand. This comes at a time when Thailand’s ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is alleging
that a Thai woman has committed royal defamation, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in jail under the country’s strict lèse majesté
law, by failing to reprimand her son for a Facebook message he sent her. In December 2015, a Thai man was charged
for allegedly insulting the King’s dog. Read more...