A report reveals that Thai justice system hardly take mental-illness of lèse-majesté suspects into account and the number of lèse-majesté cases against mental-illnesses has increased after the 2014 coup. On Tuesday, 28 June 2016, Thailand’s Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) published a report showing the obvious increase in number of lèse-
11 August 2015 Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Subjects: Thailand / lèse-majesté We are appalled by the shockingly disproportionate prison terms handed down over the past few months in lèse-majesté cases in Thailand.
The criminal court on Thursday morning sentenced a mentally ill man to three years and four months in jail for sending to a lèse majesté blog a link to lèse majesté content. Tanet (last name withheld due to privacy concerns) was found guilty of sending an email with a link to content deemed to defame the monarchy to the now-defunct Stop Lèse Majesté blog.
The Criminal Court on Monday ruled to try in secret the case of a man charged with lèse majesté for sending to the Stop Lèse Majesté blog a link to content deemed as defaming the King. At 3.15 pm, Tanet (last name withheld due to privacy concerns) was taken to court for a preliminary hearing.
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 man has been arrested and charged with lèse majesté under Article 112 for sending an email with a link to content deemed to defame the monarchy to the now-defunct Stop Lèse Majesté blog. This is the third case involving the blog, according to iLaw. Tanet (last name withheld due to privacy concerns) was accused of sending an email to Emilio Esteban, whom the police identified as an Englishman residing in Spain.