27 Apr 2017
The Appeal Court has sentenced a man accused of defaming the monarchy on Facebook to six years’ imprisonment. On 27 April 2017, the Appeal Court confirmed the verdict of the Court of First Instance in the lèse majesté case of Piya J., a 47 year-old programmer. In January 2016 the lower court sentenced him to nine years’ imprisonment with the sentence reduced by one third.
10 Oct 2016
A criminal court has handed an additional eight-year jail term to a man who was previously sentenced to six years of imprisonment for lèse majesté. On 10 October 2016, the criminal court on Ratchadapisek Rd, Bangkok, handed an eight-year jail term to Piya J., a 48 year-old programmer, for an offence under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law. He was accused of sending two emails with messages deemed defamatory to the King to Bangkok Bank under an online identity ‘Vincent Wang’.
20 Jan 2016
Thai Criminal Court sentenced a man accused of defaming the monarchy on facebook to nine years imprisonment with a sentence reduced by one third. The Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Rd, Bangkok, on Wednesday, 20 January 2016, sentenced Piya J., a 46 year-old programmer of offenses under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law, to nine years in jail.
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.