9 Mar 2015
A programmer suspected of lèse majesté has denied the charges, saying that a copycat Facebook account falsely used his photo as profile picture and defamed the King, according to iLaw. Piya J., a programmer, on Monday denied the lèse majesté allegations against him during the deposition hearing at Ratchadaphisek Criminal Court.
10 Feb 2015
Three lèse majesté suspects accused of being involved in a copycat lèse majesté Facebook page were released on Tuesday morning after being detained for almost three months. The three are Jaruwan E., 26, Anon, 22, and Chat, 20. The three were accused of using a Facebook page under the real name of Jaruwan to defame the King.
28 Jan 2015
Thai police recently arrested a man solely for Facebook messages sent to another lèse majesté suspect in military custody. The man claimed the messages were merely an exchange of views about politics, but the police said he was supplying lèse majesté content to another suspect through the chat and that they were part of the “movement” to defame the monarchy on Facebook. Jamroen S., a 59-year-old civil servant, was arrested in early January by the military and police.
29 Dec 2014
The Thai authorities have revealed that they have invited representatives of Facebook in Thailand to discuss measures to prevent content defaming the Thai King on Facebook and how to have them prosecuted. Thakorn Tantasith, Secretary-General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), told reporters on Sunday that NBTC has invited the Thailand representatives of the social network company to a talk on Monday. Thakorn said he wants Facebook head office to respect Thailand’s Article 112, or the lèse majesté law
13 Dec 2014
The military on Friday filed a police complaint against a man for posting lèse majesté messages on Facebook, Matichon Online reported. Lt Col Burin Thongprapai of the military’s Judge Advocate General’s Office on Friday accused Jatsadakorn D., 24, of violating Article 112 of the Criminal Code or the lèse majesté law.
22 Nov 2014
Somsak Jeamteerasakul, a renowned anti-coup and anti-lèse majesté law historian on Saturday morning returned to his popular Facebook profile for the first time since his disappearance after the coup in 22 May.
20 Nov 2014
The military demanded an Isan environmental activist to shut down his personal Facebook and a campaigning Facebook on the controversial Pak Moon Dam and order him to report in. The activists defied, however.
18 Nov 2014
The court on Tuesday approved a police custody petition to detain Jaruwan E., 26, for 12 days, despite objections from the defendant. She did not submit any bail request since she is destitute and has no lawyer representing her. After the ruling, she was taken to the Central Women Correctional Institution, Bangkok. On Sunday night, she was arrested by a combined military and police force and was detained at a military camp for a night for interrogation.
15 Nov 2014
The military on Saturday accused a woman of defaming the King on her Facebook account. However, the Facebook account is suspected of being fake and a ploy to damage the woman. Lt Col Burin Thongprapai, on the staff of the military Judge Advocate General’s Department, on Saturday afternoon filed a case under Article 112 or the lèse majesté law against Jaruwan E., 26, at the Crime Suppression Division. Burin submitted three pieces of content posted under the public Facebook page with the name Jaruwan E.
5 Nov 2014
Facebook on Wednesday revealed that it had restricted access to five pieces of content at the request of the Thai authorities on the grounds of lèse majesté between January and June 2014. “We restricted access in Thailand to a number of pieces of content reported by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology under local laws prohibiting criticism of the King,” said Facebook in its Government Requests Report. According to the re
4 Nov 2014
Court sentences man posting lese majeste FB comments to five years in jail The Criminal Court on Tuesday morning sentenced Akaradej (last name withheld due to privacy concerns) to five years in jail for his comments on a friend’s Facebook, but since the defendant pleaded guilty, the jail term was halved to two years and six months.
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.