Two Lese Majeste prisoners released

For the annual tradition of pardoning some prisoners on the birthday of the King of Thailand, Pornthip Munkong, and Daranee Charncherngsilpakul, aka ‘Da Torpedo’, were both released from prison this August. The significance of this release is that both had been imprisoned for the ‘crime’ of Lese Majeste. While these releases are to be welcomed, the reality is that Thailand remains a military dictatorship with widespread human rights abuses. A recent report has also confirmed that the Thai military is among the country’s biggest landowners.

Free all political prisoners in Thailand! Abolish Article 112! End the military dictatorship!