Khon Kaen University Student Artist Convicted for Lese Majeste

Patiwat Saraiyaem, 23, was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for violating Thailand's lese majeste law in Feb 2014. [Photo: Isaan Record]

(The Isaan Record)

This week, 23-year-old Khon Kaen University student Patiwat Saraiyaem was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for lèse majesté because of his role in a play called “The Wolf Bride.” Patiwat is the most recent student to have been imprisoned under the law, and has been an advocate for Isaan peoples’ rights and democracy for years.

Read the Isaan Record's profile of Patiwat here

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