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Thai lawyer faces up to 150 yrs in prison for royal insult

A prominent Thai human rights lawyer faces a prison term of up to 150 years if convicted on 10 counts of royal defamation under Thailand’s harsh royal insult law, the legal watchdog Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said on Thursday.

Duterte finds solace in Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

After some human rights advocates have criticized his brutal drug crackdown, President Duterte is taking refuge in Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s statement that every right comes with responsibility.

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It would have been best if all the presidential candidates had come to attend the mass celebrated by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle at the Manila Cathedral last Monday, May 2, even if only for the symbolic unity they would have presented to the nation at this time of such great discord and conflict in the closing days of the election campaign.

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – The Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) has asked President Benigno S. Aquino III release all political prisoners, especially the elderly and sickly among them. “The Marcos military government imprisoned hundreds of political prisoners to muffle the people’s resistance against the dictatorial rule of Marcos. The President’s mother, […]

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