Second person detained under Cyber Crime Act is found

The second person reported to have been arrested under the new Computer Crime Act has been found detained at Bangkok Remand Prison, the same place where a 36-year-old programmer was held. 

The unnamed woman was reportedly arrested on Aug 24 around noon. Officials possibly from the Information and Communications Technology Ministry and police raided her house by breaking the locks and seized a computer without producing a search warrant.   

A source said that the detainee is suffering from health problems.  Prachatai was told her family is aware of the detention, and is struggling to post bail due to financial constraints.  A civil rights organization has been in contact.  

This case marks the second detention under the Computer Crime Act. A report in the Financial Times on Sept 1-2 on the arrest of two Thais had been dismissed by both the ICT Minister Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom and Commander of the Economic and Cyber Crime Division Pol Maj Gen Wisut Wanitchbutr. (see and   



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