The military arrested and filed a lèse majesté charge against a 67-year-old man for writing messages in a shopping mall’s restrooms. The messages mainly criticized the junta and Article 112, or the lèse majesté law, and allegedly made reference to the King. He is likely to be tried in a military court The messages mainly criticized the junta leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and the Democrat government which ruled the country from 2011 to 2013. They condemned the two governments for abusing Article 112.
Jaran Ditapichai, red-shirt leader and veteran political activist, has been charged with lèse majesté in connection with the play ‘The Wolf Bride’.
The Thai police on Tuesday said they intend to speed up investigation of lèse majesté cases, along with other cases related to national security. Pol Lt Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, Acting Deputy National Police Chief, told media on Tuesday that from 2011-2014, there were 93 cases related to Article 112, or the lèse majesté law, pending with the police. The National Police have resolved on a policy to complete 50 per cent of the Article 112 cases so that only about 46 cases are left by end of this year.
The Criminal Court on Monday ruled to continue the detention of two lèse majesté suspects and denied a bail request from one suspect. Ratchada Criminal Court in Bangkok dismissed a bail request by Tanet, a lèse majesté suspect whose surname is withheld due to privacy concerns, whose friends put up 200,000 baht in cash as security.
A lèse majesté complaint has been filed against controversial former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and those involved with the Thai translation of Conversation with Thaksin, a one-sided account of Thai politics from Thaksin as interviewed by American journalist Tom Plate,
The police on Friday arrested a man for lèse majesté at a house in central Samut Prakan Province, ASTV-Manager Online reported.
A court in Chiang Mai decided on Wednesday to halt hearings in the case of a red-shirt supporter who faces a lèse majesté charge for throwing royal flags into the river, because the defendant suffered a stroke, iLaw has reported. On 19 May 2010, Kritsada S., a food vendor, joined a red-shirt demonstration in Chiang Mai’s Muang District. The demonstration was held in parallel with the mass street protests at Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong intersection.
Ubon Ratchathani Court in the northeastern province in July gave an unprecedented sentence of 30 years in jail to a musician for defaming the king.
On 25 May 2014, three days after seizing the ruling power, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) issued the Announcement no.
Akaradej (last name withheld due to privacy concerns) on Tuesday pleaded guilty before the Court to posting comments deemed lèse majesté on Facebook.