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UN concerned over severe penalties in lese-majeste cases

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The United Nations yesterday called for the Thai government to immediately free suspects languishing in jail for untenable periods and to amend the “vague and broad” lese-majeste law to bring it in line with international human rights standards.

“We call for the immediate release of all those who have been jailed or held in prolonged pre-trial detention for the exercise of their rights to freedom of expression,” Ravina Shamdasani, spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said Tuesday.

Read more: The Nation

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