Facing death threats in Laos, Thai dissident band Faiyen flees to France for asylum

/Facing death threats in Laos, Thai dissident band Faiyen flees to France for asylum

Facing death threats in Laos, Thai dissident band Faiyen flees to France for asylum

A Thai activist folk band who went into hiding in Laos have arrived in Paris to apply for asylum in France, a band member and activist said on Saturday, after months living in fear of their safety.Laos, which neighbours Thailand, became a haven after a 2014 coup for some of the most outspoken Thai anti-junta activists, some of whom have been accused of criticising the Thai monarchy.The unassailable institution is protected by one of the world’s toughest royal defamation laws, under which anyone…

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