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The Remarkable 112 Community

Over the course of recent months, Thai Red Shirts (TRS) has had the opportunity to engage with many of Thailand’s lèse majesté prisoners in and out of jail, as well as the incredible group of friends and family members who support them. Together, they make up a remarkable community which reveals the best and the worst of Thai society.

The community centers around Bangkok Remand Prison, the second home for prisoners that are accused or convicted of violating Thailand’s article 112 of the criminal code, the lèse majesté  law that prohibits any statement which “defames, insults or threatens the King, the Queen, the Heir-apparent or the Regent, [and] shall be punished with imprisonment of three to fifteen years.”

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