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SOAS Palestine Society, in association with English PEN,

Present an Emergency Meeting:

Lese Majeste in Thailand: Why it destroys democracy

Speaker: Associate Prof. Giles Ji Ungpakorn

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Associate Prof. Ungpakorn is currently facing charges of lese majeste arising from his book “A Coup for the Rich”, which criticised the September 2006 coup. He has now issued a manifesto for freedom and democracy in Thailand

Chaired by: Carole Seymour-Jones, Chair English PEN’s Writers in Prison Programme

Carole Seymour-Jones is an experienced campaigner for writers’ freedoms and an author and broadcaster herself.



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р╕г.р╕и. р╣Гр╕И р╣Др╕Фр╣Йр╕нр╕нр╕Бр╣Бр╕Цр╕ер╕Зр╕Бр╕▓р╕гр╕Ур╣Мр╣Бр╕Фр╕Зр╕кр╕вр╕▓р╕бр╣Ар╕Юр╕╖р╣Ир╕нр╕кр╕гр╣Йр╕▓р╕Зр╕Ыр╕гр╕░р╕Кр╕▓р╕Шр╕┤р╕Ыр╣Др╕Хр╕вр╣Бр╕Чр╣Й

Room G2, SOAS Main Building

7pm for 7:15 start

Monday 23rd Feb