Submitted on Sat, 19 Jul 2014 - 12:45 PM
A Thai woman took a video clip of her visit to a house in the suburbs of London where anti-Thai monarchist Chatwadee Amornpat aka “Rose” reportedly used to live, and gave her a present, presumably excrement.
This is the third time that Thai royalists have recorded videos of themselves harassing Rose at No. 18 Raymond Road, even though Rose and others have said she moved out of the house after her divorce.
The clip entitled “Someone visited Rose’s house and gave her a gift (shit) again!!” begins when a luxurious gift box is opened, revealing that the object inside is wrapped in black paper. The clip does not reveal what is inside the paper.
After the car arrives at Raymond Road, the woman says to the camera “I’m going to give her a present because I miss her so much” and “I brought her a gift, but I’m not sure if she’ll accept it because it’s very expensive.” The woman hangs the present and a letter on the door knob of the house, knocks and shouts. The cameraman then runs from the scene.
In mid-June, a man calling himself DJ Ken posted a video of his visit to the house when he spray-painted the Thai national flag on the front door. In the video, he also shows a handgun, which he later says is just an air pistol. The British police reportedly pressed charges against him.
Also in early June, another video clip shows a Thai woman, calling herself Kae Kanyarat visited the house with the intention of slapping and throwing eggs at Rose, but failed as Rose did not appear.
The story of Rose made headlines in the Thai media in April when her parents filed a lèse majesté complaint against her to prove their innocence and to show that they disapproved of their daughter’s actions.
Rose, a 34-year-old hairdresser living in London, has posted more than ten video clips criticizing and defaming the Thai monarchy on her Facebook page. While some call her a democratic idol, she has been subjected to hatred and bullying online and offline. Her parents were heavily bullied before they filed the police complaint.
The junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) on 4 June issued an order calling for political activists and self-exiled lèse majesté suspects, including Rose, to report to the junta.
Thai police have said they have issued an arrest warrant for Rose and hope to extradite her to be prosecuted in Thailand. However, the UK Ambassador to Thailand Mark Kent said via his official twitter account that “In brief, extradition treaties cover only offences in both states. UK position [is] clear.”
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