A victory for free speech

13 02 2012

It is reported in the Bangkok Post that Thammasat University administrators have lifted the ban on the Nitirat group of lecturers campaigning to reform the lese majeste law, allowing them “to organise activities on the campus but warned they must be held as academic exercises.”

Under pressure from the Thammasat Student Union and Thammasat University Student Council, the 30 January ban was reviewed and withdrawn.

Importantly, the administrators stated that they would “adhere to the university’s principle that there is freedom in every inch of Thammasat and insists that the institute remains fully open to academic freedom and freedom of speech.”




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