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Masked Protest Against Thai Royal Insult Law

Categories: East Asia, Thailand, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Law, Politics, Protest

Activists entered Thailand's National Book Fair wearing masks [1] with the face of Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, a magazine editor who was sentenced [2] to ten years for publishing articles which were deemed to insult the monarch. They distributed flyers asserting the ‘Freedom to Read, Write, Publish and Disseminate’ to highlight the negative impact of the lèse majesté law.