Submitted on Fri, 2013-09-13 11:32
The criminal court today dismissed the case against Yutthapoom (last name withheld), 37-year-old man who was accused by his own brother for violating lèse majesté law, known as Article 112 of the criminal code. The court said the evidence was not substantial.
He had been detained in Bangkok Remand Prison since September 2012, after being pressed charged by his brother in August 2009, and accused of speaking and writing words defaming the King on VCD. The court denied bail to him four times citing flight risks.
Article 112 of Thailand's criminal code stipulates that "Whoever defames, insults or threatens the King, Queen, the Heir-apparent or the Regent, shall be punished with imprisonment of three to fifteen years."
More information about the case: Yutthapoom: 112-Brother vs Brother
Relevant article: From the Lèse Majesté Fiction Files