A Hong Kong human rights group on Friday called on the Thai government to release all prisoners held under lese majeste laws, and demanded that the United Nations act to force Thailand to strike down the main two laws involved.
Protests against the lese majeste laws are common. Here, a man takes part in a procession in May, 2012, to petition parliament to amend the laws. His face is painted with the words "Ah Kong", the nickname of the lese majeste inmate who died in prison just before the protest. (Bangkok Post file photo by Thiti Wannamontha)
The Asian Legal Resource Centre, in a press release purporting to be a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Council, said the Thai lese majeste laws prevent full freedom of speech in the country.
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