Thailand releases magazine editor imprisoned for royal insult

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was arrested in 2011 after launching a campaign calling for a reform of strict lese majesty law.

Thailand releases magazine editor imprisoned for royal insult
A Thai activist and magazine editor who in 2013 was sentenced to 11 years behind bars for insulting the monarchy has been released after seven years in prison.

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was arrested in 2011 after launching a campaign to collect 10,000 signatures for a petition that called for a reform of Thailand's strict lese majesty law - using the French term, a "lese majeste" crime is one committed against a sovereign ruler.
The editor of the political magazine "Voice of Taksin" was imprisoned without bail for nearly two years and in January 2013, the Criminal Court of Thailand convicted him of lese majeste and sentenced him to 10 years in prison, plus another year for a separate defamation case.

Somyot refused to plead guilty or seek a royal pardon. The Supreme Court reduced his sentence in 2017.

After his release on Monday, Somyot vowed to keep pressing his call for democracy.

"I will use my rights as a Thai citizen to join this movement and I invite people to support calls for an election as soon as possible," the 56-year-old told reporters outside the Bangkok prison, where about 100 supporters greeted him.

"Calling for democracy, especially elections, is good," added Somyot.

Thailand's military government has repeatedly delayed general elections, with the latest date set for February 2019.

Student-led protests calling for elections and for the military government to step down have been taking

The military government's top legal adviser has already warned Somyot not to break the law.

In Thailand, it is illegal to defame, insult or threaten members of the royal family. The lese majeste law has been on the statute books since 1908.

An alliance of human rights organisations had lobbied for the dismissal of the charges against Somyot, including Amnesty International, Freedom House and the International Federation for Human Rights.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA
Name

5 Minutes Interview With Our Young Entrepreneurs,2,Aba,1,Abia State,10,Abuja,18,Abuse,5,Accident,17,Accra,1,ACF,1,Actors,17,Actress,62,Adamawa State,4,Afghanistan,5,Africa,59,Agriculture,5,Air Force,2,Airways,5,AIT,1,Akwa-Ibom State,9,Algeria,4,Algiers,1,Amnesty International,1,Anambra State,45,Animal,6,APC,72,APGA,4,Arab,2,Argentina,4,Arizona,1,Army,10,Arsenal,18,Artist,1,Asaba,1,Asia,16,Assassination,1,Assault,5,Astronaut,1,Athletes,1,Atletico Madrid,1,Attack,2,AU,2,Australia,1,Authors,7,Automobile,6,Awards,44,Babies,2,Bangladeshi,3,Barcelona,5,Bayelsa State,11,BB Africa,1,BB Naija,46,Beauty Contest,1,Beirut,1,Benue State,30,Biafra,35,Birth,7,Birthday,24,Bitcoins,1,Boat,1,Boko Haram,19,Borno State,14,Botswana,3,Boxing,7,Boys Scout,1,Brazil,8,Britain,3,Business,87,BVN,1,Calabar,4,California,3,Cameroon,4,Campus,4,CAN,4,Canada,14,Careers,15,Carnival,1,Catalonia,3,CBN,7,CCIS,1,Celebrations,107,Celebrities,494,celebrity,1,Central Africa,1,Ceremonies,1,Chad,1,Champions League,1,Charity,1,Chelsea,7,Chicago,1,Child Abuse,10,Children,4,China,21,Christianity,109,Christmas,8,CIA,1,CID,1,Climate,1,Clubs,1,Columbia,1,Comedians,2,Comedy,2,Commonwealth,2,Congo,3,Corruption,76,Cote D’Ivoire,2,Couples,72,Crime,253,Crisis,1,Cross-River State,11,Cultism,9,Culture,1,Custom,6,Cutist,1,Cyprus,1,Dancers,1,Dapchi,1,Death,148,Dedication,1,Delta State,8,Democratic Republic Of Congo,1,Dinner,1,Discover,4,Divorce,6,Dog,1,Donald Trump,1,Dortmund,1,Drugs,2,DSS,4,Dubai,4,Eathquakes,2,Ebola,1,Ebonyi State,9,Economy,58,ECOWAS,3,Edo State,14,Education,82,EFCC,50,Egypt,15,Ekiti State,12,Election,102,Electricity,3,Empowerment,1,England,9,English,1,Entertainment,381,Entrepreneurs,1,Enugu State,14,Enyimba,1,EPL,4,Erosion,1,Ethiopia,6,Europa League,1,Europe,10,European Union,3,Events,11,Everton,1,Exam Malpractice,5,Facebook,70,Fact,1,Families,69,Fashion,26,FBI,2,FC Cologne,1,FCT,4,Festivals,6,FG,14,FIFA,4,Finance,23,Fire,11,Flight,15,Florida,2,Football,79,Football transfer,1,Foreign,376,France,10,Frankfurt,1,Fraud,10,Freedom,1,French,1,Fuel,10,Fulani,15,Gabon,1,Gadgets,5,Gambia,2,Gambling,1,Games,1,Gay,1,Gaza,4,Germany,9,Ghana,41,Girls Scout,1,Gist,1,Gombe State,3,Google,1,government,2,Governor,3,Grammy,1,Guest Post,9,Hackers,1,Haiti,1,Halloween,6,Harare,2,Harmattan,1,Headies,1,Health,72,Herat,1,Herdsmen,2,Hilarious,109,History,1,Holidays,1,Hollywood,5,Hospitals,1,House Of Assembly,3,House Of Reps,8,Houthis,1,Human Rights,6,Hungary,3,Ibadan,2,Igbo,3,Ijaw,1,Ikeja,1,Illuminati,1,Immigration,3,Imo State,54,IMSU,14,India,16,Indianapolis,1,Indonesia,2,INEC,7,Inspirational,11,Instagram,128,Internet,9,INTERPOL,1,Interview,23,Inventions,1,INYC,1,iPhone,1,IPOB,21,Iran,13,Iraq,4,Ireland,1,ISIS,6,Islam,37,Israel,21,Issues,1058,Istanbul,1,Italy,9,Itsekiri,1,JAMB,6,Japan,3,Jerusalem,4,Jews,2,Jobs,4,Jos,1,Journalist,1,Judaism,2,Kaduna State,13,Kano State,6,Kashmir,2,Kastina State,5,Kebbi State,6,Kenya,17,Kidnap,32,Kitchen,1,Kogi State,9,Kumawood,1,Kuwait,2,Kwara State,4,La Liga,2,Ladies,1,Lagoon,3,Lagos State,136,Lebanon,5,Legal,134,Lekki,1,Lesbian,3,Liberia,12,Libya,23,Lifestyle,61,Lisbon,1,Liverpool,2,Local,502,London,6,Los Angeles,2,LUTH,1,Madrid,1,Maiduguri,2,Makurdi,1,Malaria,1,Malaysia,4,Manchester City,1,Manchester United,9,Manila,1,Marriage,5,MASSOB,1,Mauritian,1,Media,10,Mediterranean Sea,3,Men,1,Mexico,3,Miami,1,Michigan,1,Microsoft,1,Middle East,22,Militant,7,Military,53,Mississippi,1,MMM,1,Model,3,Modelling,2,Morocco,3,Moscow,3,Movies,6,Murder,7,Music,188,Musician,121,NAFDAC,3,Nairobi,1,NASA,1,Nasarawa State,2,Nature,4,NBC,1,NCAA,2,NDDC,1,NDLEA,1,NECO,1,Netherlands,1,New Delhi,2,New Music,48,New York,5,News,2094,NFF,1,Niger,2,Niger Delta,4,Niger Delta Avengers,2,Niger State,8,Nigeria,890,Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,6,Nigerian Army,8,NNPC,9,Nollywood,47,North America,3,North Carolina,1,North Korea,5,Northern Ireland,1,NOUN,1,NSCDC,1,NTA,1,NUC,1,NURTW,1,Nutrition,4,NYSC,8,Oakland,1,OAU,1,Ogun State,6,Ohio,3,Oil,4,Oklahoma,1,Omoku,2,Ondo State,19,Onitsha,1,Ontario,1,Opinions,21,Oscars,1,Osogbo,1,Osun State,10,Ottawa,1,Owerri,20,Oyo State,6,Pakistan,5,Palestine,11,Panama,1,Paris,2,PDP,49,Pension,1,Petroleum,12,Philippines,4,Photography,4,Photos,451,Pinterest,2,Plane Crash,1,Plateau State,8,Plateau United,1,Poland,1,Police,92,Politician,188,Politics,542,Port-Harcourt,7,Portland,1,Portugal,1,Premier League,1,Presidency,42,Prison,25,Prison Break,4,Prisoner,15,Prostitution,2,Qatar,7,Quotes,1,Racism,2,Rape,28,Real Madrid,5,Reality TV,39,Relationship,111,Religion,160,Reports,1,Rivers State,31,Robbery,13,Rohingya,1,Roma,1,Romance,7,Romania,1,Rome,3,Royal,15,RSS,1,Russia,29,Rwanda,1,Rwandan,1,Sacramento,1,Samsung,1,SARS,24,Satanism,3,Saudi Arabia,18,Scam,2,Scammers,1,Scandals,2,Science,2,Scientists,1,SDP,1,Security,7,Seminars,1,Senate,42,Senator,20,Senegal,3,Seoul,1,Sex,3,Showbiz,48,Sierra Leone,1,Slavery,12,Smuggling,4,Snakes,1,Snapchat,15,Social Media,326,Sokoto State,3,Somalia,6,SON,1,South Africa,35,South Carolina,1,South Korea,5,South Sudan,1,Space,2,Spain,7,Sponsored,11,Sports,114,Spotlight,1,Strike,1,Stroke City,1,Students,4,Suicide,19,Super Eagles,3,Swaziland,1,Sweden,1,Swiss,1,Syria,29,Taiwan,1,Taliban,1,Tanzania,5,Taraba State,2,Tax,1,Technology,1,Teens,6,Tegucigalpa,1,Tennis,1,Terrorism,41,TESS,1,Texas,2,Thailand,4,Theft,2,Togo,4,Tokyo,1,Toronto,1,Tottenham,1,Trafficking,2,Travel,3,Turkey,8,Twins,5,Twitter,121,U.S.A,188,UAE,7,UEFA,1,Uganda,6,UK,39,Ukraine,2,UN,13,UNESCO,1,UNICEF,1,UNILAG,1,United Arab Emirates,3,United States of America,3,UNJSPF,1,UNN,1,UPP,1,USA,5,Uyo,1,Vacations,1,Vactican City,2,Vatican,1,Venezuela,2,Victory,1,Video,144,Violence,2,Viral pictures & Videos,1,VISA,1,WAEC,3,Washington,1,Water,5,Weapons,1,Weather,2,Wedding,43,Weekend,2,West Africa,5,West Brom,1,WhatsApp,5,WHO,6,Wildlife,1,Women,26,World Bank,2,World Cup,2,World Richest men,1,Writers,3,Yemen,3,Yenagoa,1,Yobe State,2,Yoruba,2,Youths,1,YouTube,56,Zambia,4,Zimbabwe,37,
ltr
item
Reporter 247: Thailand releases magazine editor imprisoned for royal insult
Thailand releases magazine editor imprisoned for royal insult
Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was arrested in 2011 after launching a campaign calling for a reform of strict lese majesty law.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-urf3HswvV-c/WucS770uERI/AAAAAAAAHa0/PDWWbtrqEmIvLG7IgN72g89QIX1G_-zKACLcBGAs/s320/blog.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-urf3HswvV-c/WucS770uERI/AAAAAAAAHa0/PDWWbtrqEmIvLG7IgN72g89QIX1G_-zKACLcBGAs/s72-c/blog.jpg
Reporter 247
http://www.reporter247.org/2018/04/thailand-releases-magazine-editor.html
http://www.reporter247.org/
http://www.reporter247.org/
http://www.reporter247.org/2018/04/thailand-releases-magazine-editor.html
true
5246412718434376728
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy