Published on 21st June 2015 by

The case of Ampon Tangnoppakul, 61, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail for sending 4 text messages deemed offensive to the Thai royal family has reignited debate over the country’s strict lese majeste law. On May 8, Ampon died of liver cancer in prison, still claiming he was innocent of all charges. 101 East explores Thailand’s lese majeste law and asks just who it really protects.

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