Banned books and other forms of censorship

On the banning of books, censorship and other freedom of access issues

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Thailand: pro-democracy book banned

Thai police have banned and confiscated copies of a book by long time social critic, Sulak Sivaraksa, titled A Quarter of a Century of Thai Politics: A Thorn-filled Path. The Special Branch police ordered Sulak on October 2 to stop printing, selling and disseminating the book, citing Thailand's 1941 Printing Law, which authorizes police to censor and stop publications that are deemed a threat to peace, public safety or public morals. Sulak is a well known Buddhist social activist who has been persecuted before for his criticism of Thai politics and the monarchy.

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