FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Jailing former editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk for lese majeste has undermined freedom of expression and is a setback to human rights, says the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Navi Pillay said yesterday she was deeply concerned by the 10-year prison term handed to the former Voice of Taksin magazine editor on Wednesday.
"The court's decision is the latest indication of a disturbing trend in which lese majeste charges are used for political purposes," Ms Pillay said.
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