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Thailand is using royal defamation laws to silence its people, but it won’t succeed

In mid September, a 25-year-old trans person, Jatuporn “New” Sae-Ung, was sentenced to three years in prison for wearing a Thai traditional dress and performing a mock fashion walk at a political protest in Bangkok back in October 2020. She was charged with royal defamation, ...

SULAKSHANA LAMUBOL

Vietnam court upholds 9-year jail sentence for democracy activist

A Vietnamese court has upheld a nine-year prison term for prominent human rights campaigner and writer Pham Doan Trang, who was convicted of anti-state activities, her lawyers and state media said. On Thursday, the Hanoi People’s High Court rejected Trang’s appeal of a sentence handed down in December ...

AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES

Cambodia Charges Eco-Activists With Conspiracy, Royal Defamation

Cambodian and international rights advocates have condemned the harsh charges imposed on three 20-something environmental activists in the country earlier this week, the latest sign of the Cambodian government’s determination to stamp out the last traces of independent political advocacy. On June 16, Sun Ratha, 26, ...

Sebastian Strangio

Progress made on medical cannabis, but challenges are ahead, Cannabis Walk Thailand was told

Although Thailand is still lagging behind other countries in developing cannabis-based medication, Thai medical researchers hope frozen knowledge could be renewed and extended to serve patients’ needs, especially in the field of traditional medicine. The latest progress on medical cannabis was shared with participants in a ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

Việt Nam leader calls for stronger ties at Mekong-Japan, ASEAN-UN summits

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc led a Vietnamese delegation to the 9th Mekong-Japan Summit and the 9th ASEAN-UN Summit that took place in Manila, the Philippines, on Monday. The 9th Mekong-Japan Summit drew leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Việt Nam and Japan. Keep reading  ...

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