6 Aug 2015
A military court in northern Thailand has sentenced a man diagnosed with psychosis to five years in prison for destroying the King’s portrait. The military court of the northern province of Chiang Rai on Thursday morning, 6 August 2015, sentenced Samak P., a 48-year-old man accused under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law, to 10 years imprisonment after the suspect pleaded guilty as charged last month. Since the defendant pleaded guilty, the court reduced the jail term by half to five years.
10 Jul 2015
A mentally ill Thai accused of defaming the monarchy has retracted his pre-trial statement and pleaded guilty as charged, saying that he could no longer stand a lengthy court process.
11 Dec 2014
The military court in Chiang Rai on Thursday ruled to proceed with the trial of a lèse majesté case despite an obvious lack of intention on the part of the defendant who allegedly was out of his mind when committing the crime.