Domestic spying

16 10 2022

Readers might find a recent story, “Dissent in Thailand: ‘Weaponized laws’ with the help of Israeli spyware” at i24NEWS of interest. i24NEWS is an Israeli-based international 24-hour news and current affairs television channel.

Clipped from Popular Mechanics

Much that is in the story ihas been previously published. This article focuses on the NSO Group, a cybersecurity company in Israel that was at the center of the Pegasus spyware scandal. It cites Ruchapong (Thames) Chamjirachaikul of iLaw on lese majeste and lawfare:

“Our government has started weaponizing laws. You can get up to 15 years in prison for criticizing the monarchy,” he explained, noting that most who are jailed have yet to be proven guilty in a judiciary process.

“The government tries to show it’s legitimate. Authorities don’t shoot people on the streets or arrest people brutally – but in reality, it’s not that free or fair.”



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