9 Jul 2014
The police have charged Thanat Thanawatcharanon, aka Tom Dundee, a country singer-turned-red-shirt activist, with lèse majesté and offences under the Computer Crime Act. About 20 military and police officers, led by the Technology Crime Suppression Division, arrested Tom at his house in Phetchaburi Province on Wednesday. Tom’s wife told Prachatai that he was charged over his speeches at two red-shirt rallies, held by Kotee Red Guard, in November 2013.
9 Jul 2014
Police in northern Chiang Rai Province caught a man red-handed after he had torn up a photograph of HM the King, and charged him with lèse majesté, ASTV Manager Online reported on Wednesday. Samak Panthe, 49, reportedly tore up a photograph of HM the King which was installed at the gate of Pasak Village in Thoeng District. According to the report, Samak resided in the village and confessed that he himself destroyed the photo.
8 Jul 2014
Thai police arrested a woman protester for showing support for the US in front of the US Embassy in Bangkok on 4 July, Independence Day. The police detained Chaowanat Musikabhumi, aka “Nong,” at the Crime Suppressiong Division without charges. When she was interrogated by the military and security officers at the Thai Army Club, the military officers told her that by holding a placard reading “Long Live USA Day,” she may have violated Article 112 of the Criminal Code or the lèse majesté law that the placard
2 Jul 2014
Sombat Boonngam-anong, a high profile anti-coup and red-shirt activist, has been released from custody after interrogation at a police station in the northeast province of Roi Et related to a lèse majesté charge. It has been confirmed to Prachatai that the military court granted bail to Sombat on Monday evening.
24 Jun 2014
Apichat P., who has been charged with defying the military junta’s orders and later with lèse majesté, was released from Bangkok Remand Prison on Tuesday after the Criminal Court rejected a police request to renew the custody petition. The 25-year-old law graduate student was arrested at the protest at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) on May 23, only a day after the coup took place.
24 Jun 2014
A month after the coup, the first anti-junta group was set up on Tuesday.
22 Jun 2014
Noam Chomsky, a respected linguist and critic of US foreign policy, on Sunday emailed Pavin Chachavalpongun to give moral support after the latter reportedly became a target of the Thai junta for his comments on the Thai coup, according to Pavin. In the email, Chomsky expresses concerns over Pavin’s safety. “I am deeply disturbed to learn about the threats against Professor Pavin Chachavalpongun.
18 Jun 2014
A Thai man took a video clip of his visit to the house of Chatwadee Amornpat aka “Rose”, who has publicly stated that she is against the Thai monarchy. The man flashed a gun and spray painted the Thai national flag on the front door. The clip begins with the man, who calls himself “DJ Ken”, saying that today he was going to take a ride somewhere. When he arrived at the door of Number 18 in a suburb of London, supposedly the house of Rose, he parked his car and said “I also have a souvenir for Rose”.
17 Jun 2014
A Thai woman posted a video clip of her visit to the house of Chatwadee Amornpat aka “Rose”, who has publicly stated that she is against the Thai monarchy.
13 Jun 2014
The police from northeastern Roi-Et Province on Friday morning charged Sombat Boonngam-anong with lèse majesté. The charges were filed by Wiput Sukprasert, a yellow-shirt businessman, in January 2014 in Roi-Et.
13 Jun 2014
Sombat Boonngamanong, a prominent red-shirt figure, on Friday morning said he wants to be part of the reconciliation process, asking his followers to be more subtle when showing their opposition to the junta. About a hundred people visited the red-shirt leader at the Bangkok Remand Prison at 11 am on Friday.
12 Jun 2014
The coup maker Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha expressed concerns over seminars held in overseas universities that they may disseminate “inappropriate views” on the Thai monarchy and may violate the notorious lese majeste law. Gen Prayuth spoke on Wednesday at the Thai Army Club to more than 20 Thai ambassadors from 18 countries. The general urged the Thai ambassadors not to stay silence, but take actions against people who commit lese majeste oversea.