Royalists accuse FB political satire page of lèse majesté

Royalist Thais have filed a lèse majesté complaint against the administrators of a Facebook political satire page.   

Members of a group called ‘Network to Protect the Monarchy’ in the central province of Sing Buri on Tuesday, 26 July 2016, filed a legal complaint against the administrators of the Facebook page ‘You Can’t Be Slim [a derogative Thai political term usually referring to the pro-establishment yellow shirts] if You Are Not Buffalos’, T-News reported.

The complaint was filed at the Mueang Sing Buri District Police Station.  

The royalist group alleges that the Facebook page posted information deemed illegal under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law.

At the police station, the group presented content printed from the Facebook page, saying that the page repeatedly posted information to mock and defame the Thai monarchy.

Pol Lt Col Sutthirak Mo-osot, Deputy Director of Investigation of Mueang Sing Buri District Police Station, accepted the complaint.

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