21 Oct 2014
The Military Court ruled to try two lese majeste defendants in closed doors, claiming that the charges were related to the monarchy and hence to the national security, according to iLaw. On Tuesday morning, the Military Court, following suggestion from the staff judge advocates, announced that the trials of Kathawut B., a red-shirt radio host whose programs allegedly contained lese majeste contents, and a man who asked not to be named would be proceeded in camera.
17 Oct 2014
Please read the updated report here The military arrested and filed a lese majeste charge against a 67-year-old man for writing messages deemed defaming the monarchy in a shopping mall’s restrooms. Opas C., was captured by the mall’s employee on Wednesday and was later arrested by the military. On Friday, the military brought him to the crime suppression unit and filed a charge under Article 112, or the lese majeste law, against him. He confessed that he wrote the message.
19 Sep 2014
The Appeal Court on Friday affirmed the decision of the Court of First Instance to sentence Somyos Prueksakasemsuk to 10 years in jail for editing lèse majesté articles written by others. Somyos Prueksakasemsuk has been detained at Bangkok Remand Prison for almost four years. He was found guilty of being the editor of Voice of Taksin monthly magazine which published two articles deemed to insult the King.
14 Aug 2014
The Criminal Court on Thursday found a taxi driver guilty of lèse majesté based on his conversation with a passenger and sentenced him to two years and six months in jail. The 43-year-old Yuthasak (last name withheld due to privacy concerns), the taxi driver, pleaded guilty before the court, according to iLaw. The topic of the conversation which later landed the driver in jail was inequality in Thai society. In June, the pol
16 Jul 2014
14 Jul 2014
The Criminal Court will start hearing two lese majeste cases this Wednesday and in mid August, according to iLaw, an Internet-based human rights advocacy group. In the first case, a man in his twenties, was arrested and charged with lese majeste and offences under the Computer Crime Act.
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”.
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.