Royalist group on Facebook urges DSI to prosecute a Thai singer for lèse majesté

The Network of Volunteer Citizens to Protect the Monarchy on Facebook has met the DSI Director, and provided a video clip of Tom Dundee speaking at a red-shirt rally, which they say constitutes lèse majesté.

On 30 Aug, Boworn Yasintorn, President of the Network of Volunteer Citizens to Protect the Monarchy on Facebook met Tharit Pengdit, Director-General of the Department for Special Investigation (DSI), urging him to prosecute singer and actor Tom Dundee for his public speech at a red-shirt rally in Ratchaburi province on 8 Aug 2010.

Boworn said that Tom’s speech constituted lèse majesté and treason under Sections 112 and 116 of the Criminal Code.

The group submitted as evidence a clip of Tom Dundee’s speech which had been posted on the Youtube website.

They also asked the DSI to prosecute those who had disseminated the clip.

Tharit told them that the DSI would accept the case and investigate whether this can be construed as a conspiracy or not. 

The information will be added to the database of the DSI team investigating the plot to overthrow the monarchy, Tharit said.

The clip on Youtube has been removed. 

Source: 
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