After being charged with insulting the monarchy, three famous Thai pro-democracy figures were refused bail in a Bangkok court.
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On Saturday, hundreds of protestors marched through Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, to draw attention to a punitive royal defamation law.
A new faction of Thai protestors is linking their cause to what is happening in Myanmar where protestors want the end of the coup regime.
Clubhouse is an invite-only audio app that is surging in popularity in Thailand as a protest movement continues.
The Thais are not giving up the fight against lèse-majesté laws. They returned to the streets to protest, facing off police.
A Bangkok Criminal Court denied bail for four democracy activists on lese majeste charges as monarchy has weaponized these laws to silence critics.
65-year-old woman sentenced to more than 43 years in jail for sharing online posts criticising the royal family
Democracy has regressed in much of Asia though there are notable exceptions like Malaysia and Taiwan. Post looks at role of China in these developments.
Thai authorities should immediately conduct investigation into the abduction and murder of a prominent ethnic Karen activist, Porlajee Rakchongcharoen
Populists in government can erode the institutional checks on executive power necessary for durable democracy, previously resilient advanced democracies.