political cyber bullying
Note: This piece was a response to the 10 February release and dismissal of charges against Jaruwan, Anon, and Chat, three people accused of creating a Facebook book page with l
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.
After being attacked by Thai ultra-royalists who who resented the UNHCR for the alleged role in givingถ a lese majeste suspect refugee status, the Thailand’s branch of UNHCR closed down its facebook fan page.
After lèse majesté complaints were filed by royalist groups in Bangkok and two northeastern provinces against a woman from Khon Kaen who allegedly wore black around the King’s birthday, the Thai authorities have decided to have the case investigated. According to the Thai Public Broadcasting Service, after a meeting on Tuesday of Internal Security Operations Command, the police, and personnel of Khon Kaen University, the Khon Kaen police will look into the accusations against Aree K., an employee of Srinagarind Hospital of Khon Kaen University. <
The woman who was accused of posting lèse majesté material on her Facebook page told police that she did not have control over the page and that the page was a ploy by a disappointed admirer to cause her trouble. On Saturday, Lt Col Burin Thongprapai, a staff member of the military Judge Advocate General’s Department, accused Jaruwan E. of defaming the King on her Facebook account and submitted three pieces of content posted under the public Facebook page with the name Jaruwan E. (full name and surname in Thai).
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.
A Thai woman took a video clip of her visit to a house in the suburbs of London where anti-Thai monarchist Chatwadee Amornpat aka “Rose” reportedly used to live, and gave her a present, presumably excrement. This is the third time that Thai royalists have recorded videos of themselves harassing Rose at No.
A Thai mother and father have sued their daughter, a vocal anti-establishment red-shirt residing in the UK, for posting video clips of herself defaming the monarchy after they received a storm of hate phone calls from Thai loyalists.
Witch-hunts or cases of political cyber-bullying, linked to the intense polarization of Thai society, are used intensively to curtail criticism on sensitive issues, especially the monarchy and are closely linked to the lèse majesté law. This article explores online and offline political bullying, dating back to 2010.