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Man sentenced to 20 years for insulting Thai queen

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 19:12

Lese majeste is the crime of insulting a monarch, and Thailand`s laws against it are the most severe in the world.

Thai court jails Thaksin supporter for royal insult

Last Updated: Friday, August 28, 2009, 14:26

A Thai court on Friday sentenced a political campaigner to 18 years in prison for insulting the monarchy, the latest in a slew of lese-majeste cases critics say are stifling dissent and freedom of speech.