Thailand: 10 figures you need to know about the crime of Lèse-majesté

26/02/2016
Press release
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Number of detainees at the time of the May 2014 coup
66
Number of individuals arrested since the May 2014 coup
36
Number of individuals sentenced to prison terms since the May 2014 coup
18
Number of individuals detained awaiting trial
12
Number of individuals released after being arrested or imprisoned
53
Number of individuals behind bars
24
Lèse-majesté defendants tried and sentenced to prison terms by military courts
74%
Percentage of cases involving deprivation of liberty for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression
6%
Percentage of cases in which individuals have been released on bail pending trial
61%
Percentage of alleged lèse-majesté detainees awaiting trial who have spent at least a year behind bars
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