Thai Activist Ungpakorn Faces Charges T…

Thai social activist and political professor Giles Ji Ungpakorn is to present himself at a Thai police station today at 10 am with a lawyer to answer charges of insulting Thai royalty under the country’s lese majeste laws, among the world’s most restrictive. Yesterday, an Australian novelist, Harry Nicolaides, 41, was jailed for three years after pleadng guilty for writing a passage in a novel that was judged to have slandered the royal family.

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