Col Burin Thongprapai
Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, Secretary-General of the Future Forward Party (FFP), went to the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) on April 17 to acknowledge allegations by the NCPO’s legal representative of contempt of court and spreading false information online.
The Ministry of Defence has claimed that soldiers merely asked for cooperation from a high-school student activist who was visited by plainclothes soldiers.
A prominent legal officer of the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has accused leaders of the anti-establishment red shirts of violating the junta’s ban on political gatherings by opening a now-banned referendum watch centre.
The Military Court has detained a supporter of the eight abducted junta critics. He is accused by the junta’s legal team of lѐse majesté. The Military Court of Bangkok on Saturday morning, 30 April 2016, granted police permission to detain Burin Intin, who was arrested by the police on Wednesday evening for gathering with 15 other activists to show solidarity with the abducted junta critics.
A lawyer representing a Bike for Dad plot suspect has sued the Thai junta’s law officers and a police officer after they launched a criminal defamation complaint against her. Benjarat Meetian, the lawyer for Thanakrit Thongngernperm, a suspect in the Bike for Dad terrorist plot, on Tuesday, 15 December 2015, filed lawsuits at the Criminal Court against Maj Gen Wicharn Jodtaeng, head of the law office of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and Pol Lt Col Mingmontree Siripong, an investigative officer.
After the Thai junta’s legal office filed lèse majesté and sedition charges against a factory worker for pressing ‘like’ on Facebook, the police have announced that hundreds more will be charged with lèse majesté for similar actions. According to Matichon Online, police investigators are now gathering information and evidence to press charges against 20 administrators of an anti-establishment red-shirt Facebook group called ‘the National Red Shirts Association’.
A 27-year-old factory worker detained for posting infographics about Rajabhakti Park corruption scandal received additional lèse majesté and sedition charges for liking ‘inappropriate’ Facebook pictures.