Protesters display banners outside the Criminal Court in Bangkok on 24 February, 2021, during a demonstration calling for the release of pro-democracy activists held under Thailand's lese-majeste royal defamation laws. (Photo: Jack TAYLOR/ AFP)

What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander

The convictions of three ministers do not augur well for the ruling coalition led by Thai Prime Minister Prayut. It also sets a precedent for pro-democracy protestors who have been detained – invoking one’s constitutional right to justify unlawful protest activities is an invalid legal defence.


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