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Free Speech on Trial in Thailand

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Uploaded on Sep 9, 2011

(LinkAsia: September 9, 2011) It is a criminal offense to criticize the royal family in Thailand, one that carries a jail sentence of up to 15 years. CJ Hinke, the head of Freedom Against Censorship Thailand, provides an overview of Thailand's "lèse majesté" law, and explains why there has been an increase in prosecutions in recent years.

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