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Committee to Protect Journalists article

This article from the Committee to Protect Journalists is a good summary of our current situation:

http://www.cpj.org/2011/07/editor-faces-anti-royal-charges-in-thailand.php

Extract:

Local media reported that Somyot was charged on Monday with two offenses of lese majeste for two separate articles deemed critical of the royal family published in his now-defunct Voice of Taksin magazine. If the journalist is found guilty of both charges, he will face a possible 30 years in prison. Lese majeste charges in Thailand carry up to 15-year jail terms and have been abused for political purposes during the country’s protracted political conflict.

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