Two red-shirt women to be arrested for lèse majesté

The court has approved arrest warrants for two women who were caught in photographs writing offensive messages during a red-shirt rally at the Democracy Monument on 10 Oct.

On 2 Nov, the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) held a meeting chaired by Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan where a red-shirt rally at the Democracy Monument on 10 Oct was discussed, when two women were shown in photographs writing messages offensive to the monarchy.

Pol Col Songphol Watthanachai, Deputy Commander of the Metropolitan Police, said that police had already secured arrest warrants from the court for the two women in the photos.  Copies of the photos will be distributed to police and relevant officials who will search for them in all places where they might show up.

The police will investigate whether their offences have any connection with any others, or were supported by red-shirt leaders.

Army Chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha told the CRES meeting that any culprits in lèse majesté cases must be strictly prosecuted, the police colonel said.



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