Details of Ungpakorn's Lese Majeste Cha…

The eight paragraphs that appear below were taken from the charges of lese majeste that were filed against the Thai social activist and Professor Giles Ji Ungpakorn on January 21. The charges, according to the charge sheet, arise from the fact that the Director of Chulalongkorn University's bookshop informed Thailand's Special Branch that the book from which they were taken insulted the Thai monarchy. As Ungpakorn pointed out, "the bookshop is managed by the academic management of the university. So much for academic freedom."

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