Submitted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 - 01:02 AM
A hyper-royalist doctor has urged Thai people in Paris to hunt for a lèse-majesté refugee and those who shelter her.
On 16 October, Rienthong Nanna, chairman of the ultra-royalist vigilante group Rubbish Collection Organisation (RCO), posted on his Facebook account the address of Wanna, a Thai living in Paris. Rienthong alleged that Wanna is sheltering Saran Chuichai, also known as Aum Neko, a lèse-majesté suspect who is currently in exile in France.
“Very urgent. To all Thai people in France, please check whether there is a Thai named Wanna sheltering Aum Neko or not. Please check at the address,” read Rienthong’s post. “After checking, please contact me directly at email@example.com or post in the comments.”
Saran left Thailand in exile after the 2014 coup and fled to France. She had been charged with Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse-majesté law, for expressing her radical opinions against the monarchy online.
Right after King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death on 13 October, Saran broadcasted radical comments, which were deemed full of hate speech, through Facebook live. Her live broadcast has triggered public outrage that can be seen from those who comment on Rienthong’s Facebook post.
“Execute her, a red shirts who always insults the Monarchy of all Thai people,” read a comment.
“I think we should hire a gangster to deal with them. Offer him good pay. And after they finish their job, let them fly to Thailand and hide until the lawsuit expires,” read another comment.
“Can you show me the face of her parents? I want to see their faces. How did they raise a child to become this evil?” read a third comment.