Red-shirt speaker faces lèse majesté charge for his speech in Chiang Mai in March

On May 21, INN News reported that according to Pol Col Sompoch Sonkanok, superintendent at Mae Rim Police Station in Chiang Mai, local police have issued an arrest warrant for Kokaew Pikulthong, a red-shirt leader, charging him with lèse majesté offence for his speech to the red-shirt rally on March 22 at Chiang Mai’s 700th year Stadium.

Pol Col Sompoch said that police were also investigating whether what Thaksin Shinnawatra had said in his phone-in during the same rally constituted the same offence or not.

A repeat of the allegedly offensive remarks could lead to the same charge.  Readers, however, if interested can find out with these links (in Thai), or maybe http://thaipoliticalprisoners.wordpress.com/ can help:

http://www.thaipeoplevoice.net/community/index.php?topic=2086.0

http://www.prachataiwebboard.com/webboard/wbtopic2.php?id=786487

http://www.nocoup.org/newwebboard/main.php?board=008162&topboard=1

http://www.sameskybooks.org/board/index.php?showtopic=27311&st=31

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