Alliance for People’s Democracy

Alliance for People’s Democracy

A group of people calling themselves the Alliance for People’s Democracy – all wearing red shirts – gathered on Monday to challenge the judiciary’s interpretation of the lese majeste law.

The APD said it was disturbed particularly by the warning that the court has the right to prosecute and sentence those who comment on the court’s verdict on Somyot (such as controversial monarchy commentator Somsak Jeamteerasakul and others posting on the Internet) for contempt of court.

It is healthy in my opinion to see the emergence of fellow Thais who believe in the freedom of peaceful association and assembly. This is the right step in a growing democracy of Thailand.

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