An Activist Imprisoned for Wearing a Pink Dress

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Last week in Thailand an activist was sentenced to two years in prison for wearing a pink dress.

Key Points:

  • Jatuporn Saeoueng,a 25-year-old woman attended a pro-democracy protest in traditional Thai attire — an act that Thai court ruled to be an attempt to mimic the country’s queen.
  • She was photographed walking down a red carpet in a pink silk dress and was shaded under an umbrella held by a fellow protestor.
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  • Thailand has strict majeste laws - criticism of monarchy is forbidden and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
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  • "Jatuporn has denied the charges all along and said she puts on traditional Thai dress normally," her lawyer stated. "...the court sees it as mockery and defamatory towards the monarchy.”
  • Jatuporn will serve her sentence in a women's prison, Krisadang added.