Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD)
15 Oct 2016
Thailand’s state communication board has asked internet service providers to set up 24/7 monitoring centres to search for “inappropriate content” across all social media platforms including Youtube, Facebook, Line and Twitter. On 14 October 2016, Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBCT), said that the commission has sent an order to all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Thailand. The order asked I
15 Jul 2016
Thai police have refused to press lèse majesté charges against the mother of an embattled anti-junta activist. Pol Lt Col Sanpetch Noothong, police investigator of the 3rd Division of the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD), submitted a petition to the relevant authorities to cancel the request to detain Patnaree Charnkij, the mother of well-known anti-junta activist Sirawit Serithiwat, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported.
11 May 2016
The Military Court has detained two of the eight junta critics and another political dissident charged under the lѐse majesté law. The Military Court of Bangkok at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, 11 May 2016, granted custody permission to the police to detain Harit Mahaton and Natthika Worathaiwich, suspects of offences under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lѐse majesté law.
30 Apr 2016
The Military Court has detained a supporter of the eight abducted junta critics. He is accused by the junta’s legal team of lѐse majesté. The Military Court of Bangkok on Saturday morning, 30 April 2016, granted police permission to detain Burin Intin, who was arrested by the police on Wednesday evening for gathering with 15 other activists to show solidarity with the abducted junta critics.
7 Apr 2016
LINE Corporation has banned cartoon stickers that lampoons the Thai royal family and issued an apology for its lack of “cultural sensitivity”. Meanwhile, the Thai police are searching for the stickers’ creators. The sticker set, created by Anna Laurent, believed to be a pseudonym, was removed from the application before 4 am on Thursday. The set is composed of 40 cartoon images, involving six main characters -- a father, a mother and their four grown-up children. A description of the set read ‘A happy family wants to share its emotions with the world . .
25 Jan 2016
In a move to discipline netizens, the Thai police has set up millions of baht of budget to purchase a new software to monitor social media. According to Blognone News,The Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) of the Royal Thai Police has announced a bidding to purchase a software to monitor facebook, twitter, and Pantip.com. a Thai-language website discussion forum.
14 Jan 2016
The Thai Court of Justice plans to press charges against anonymous hackers who took down hundreds of websites of the Thai courts in protest against the conviction of two Burmese migrant workers for the murder of two British backpackers on Ko Tao Island. On Wednesday, 13 January 2016, Suebpong Sripongkul, spokesperson of Thailand’s Court of Justice (CoJ), announced that the Thai authorities will carry out an investigation and press charges against a group of anonymous hackers who on Tuesday night downed at least 297 sites, including Appeal and Criminal Court websites.
5 Jan 2016
Thai Military Court has extended the pre-trial detention of a man accused of creating a copycat Facebook profile under his friend’s name to take revenge by posting lèse majesté messages and images.
15 Dec 2015
The Military Court has sentenced a 49-year-old accountant to 19 years in prison under the lèse majesté and sedition laws during a deposition hearing without informing her lawyer.
11 Dec 2015
The head of a remand facility has accused Prachatai news website of criminal defamation and violations the 2007 Computer Crime Act for reporting mistaken facts about a lèse majesté and sedition suspect arrested for posting infographics about Rajabhakti Park. On Friday, 11 December 2015, Boonyarak Boonyatikarn, Head of the Remand Facility at the 11th Military Circle Base on, Bangkok, filed a complaint with the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) against the Prachatai website.
13 Jul 2015
The military court granted bail to a red shirt woman accused of defaming the Thai junta leader. At around 12 am on Monday, the Bangkok Military Court granted 100,000 baht bail to Rinda Parichabutr, a red shirt woman nicknamed “Lin,” 45, who was arrested last week for spreading a false rumour through social networks that Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the junta leader and Prime Minister, and his wife sent about 10 billion baht to a secret bank account in Singapore.
13 Jul 2015
Anti-junta activists and others gathered at Bangkok Remand Prison to urge the release of an anti-establishment red shirt single mother charged with sedition for posting a false rumour about the Thai junta leader.