Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD)
22 Sep 2021
Student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul was arrested on Wednesday (22 September) and charged with sedition due to her involvement with the Facebook page of the student activist group United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration (UFTD).
17 Sep 2021
On Friday morning (17 September), police officers raided the house of members of the student activist group United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration (UFTD), confiscating mobile phones and computers and arresting one person.
8 Oct 2019
Political activist Karn Pongpraphapan was arrested last night (7 October) by the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD), after an arrest warrant was issued for a violation of Article 14 of the Computer-related Crime Act, said Winyat Chatmontree, Karn’s attorney and the Secretary General of the United Lawyers for Rights and Liberty.
31 Jan 2018
An anti-junta historian has reported to the police or sharing a fake news report about a purse of Prayut’s wife. He denied all accusations and observed that this lawsuit was the junta’s effort to silence criticism. On 31 January 2018, Charnvit Kasetsiri, former President of Thammasat University, reported to the police’s Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) to hear a cybercrime charge against him. The police accused Charnvit of violating Article 14 of the Computer Crime Act.
24 Jan 2018
The police have issued a summons for an anti-junta historian and former rector of Thammasat University for sharing a fake news report about a purse of Prayut’s wife. On 23 January 2018, Pol Col Olarn Sukkasem from the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) revealed that investigators had summoned the renowned historian, Charnvit Kasetsiri, to report on Friday. Charnvit was accused of disseminating forged computer data likely to cause damage to a third party, a violation the Computer Crimes Act.
18 Jan 2018
Former Thammasat University rector says he will fight the case if the police accuse him of sharing fake news about the purse of Prayut’s wife. On 17 January 2018, Pol Col Olarn Sukkasem from the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) revealed that he had received an order to prosecute those who publicly share on Facebook the fake news that Naraphon Chan-o-cha, wife of the junta’s leader Prayut Chan-o-cha, carried a luxurious brand name handbag during the visit to the US.
16 Jan 2018
The police have summoned Ekkachai Hongkangwan, anti-junta activist and former lèse majesté prisoner, for posting pornographic content online.
10 Jan 2018
A famous actress has to report the police after accidentally posting an image of her boyfriend’s genitals on her Instagram account. On 9 January 2018, the Technology Crime Suppression Division asked actress Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, 27, to report on 12 January to hear accusations against her. The authorities accuse her of importing pornographic images into a computer system, a violation of the controversial Computer Crimes Act. On 4 January, Apinya posted on her Instagram account an image of her boyfriend’s penis.
19 Dec 2017
The police have reportedly sought to identify foreign diplomats who were present as observants of a sedition case against a Pheu Thai politician. On 19 December 2017, Khaosod reported that the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) sent letters to five embassies, requesting to verify persons present at the TCSD on 13 December who claimed to be embassy representatives.
7 Jun 2017
A well-known human rights commissioner has lodged a complaint against online news outlets over fake news about her comments on a karaoke hostess accused of committing a gruesome murder. On 7 June 2017, Angkhana Neelapaijit, a National Human Rights Commissioner, filed a complaint to the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) against online media sites which allegedly violated her rights.
23 May 2017
The authorities have reportedly spent 28.4 million baht on a computer programme that targets viewers of lèse majesté content. BBC Thai reported on 23 May 2017 that the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) spent the money to procure a social network data analysis programme.
13 Mar 2017
A criminal court has issued an arrest warrant for an anti-corruption activist who posted the results of a political survey on Facebook. On 12 March 2017, Veera Somkwamkid, Secretary-General of the People’s Anti-Corruption Network, posted on his Facebook account that the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road in Bangkok has approved an arrest warrant for him.