2 charged with lèse majesté after reporting to military

 
Two men were charged with lèse majesté after being detained for seven days by the military. The court denied their bail requests. 
 
On Tuesday, police charged Chaleaw J. and Kathawut B. under Article 112 of the Criminal Code or the lèse majesté law. They were denied bail and sent to Bangkok Remand Prison.  
 
They were among 28 people summoned by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) under order no. 44, issued on June 1. Most have been released.
 
Chaleaw is a tailor. He was interrogated three times and also interrogated using a lie detector, while most of the other detainees were interrogated only once, according to iLaw.  He was accused of uploading lese majeste video/voice files to the Internet. 
 
Kathawut is a radio host whose programmes, broadcast online on an overseas red-shirt website, were alleged to contain lèse majesté. 
 
Earlier the police charged Apichat P., a Thammasat University graduate student, under Article 112 after he was arrested and detained for seven days for protesting on May 23 against the coup. Apichat was accused of posting lèse majesté messages on his Facebook account. The court also denied his bail requests.
 

 

Advertisements

Since 2007, Prachatai English has been covering underreported issues in Thailand, especially about democratization and human rights, despite the risk and pressure from the law and the authorities. However, with only 2 full-time reporters and increasing annual operating costs, keeping our work going is a challenge. Your support will ensure we stay a professional media source and be able to expand our team to meet the challenges and deliver timely and in-depth reporting.

• Simple steps to support Prachatai English

1. Bank transfer to account “โครงการหนังสือพิมพ์อินเทอร์เน็ต ประชาไท” or “Prachatai Online Newspaper” 091-0-21689-4, Krungthai Bank

2. Or, Transfer money via Paypal, to e-mail address: service@prachatai.com, please leave a comment on the transaction as “For Prachatai English”