On 18 April 2011, 18 red shirt leaders were summoned by the political police at the Department of Special Investigation to acknowledge cases of lese majeste. Later, the DSI added Payap Panket to the list.
As PPT understands it, the other 18 alleged to be under investigation were: Weng Tojirakarn, Nattawut Saikua, Korkaew Pikulthong, Thida Tawornsate Tojirakarn, Karun Hosakul, Yoswaris Chuklom, Wiputhalaeng Pattanaphumthai, Veera Musigapong, Chinawat Haboonpat, Wichian Khaokham, Suporn Atthawong, Kwanchai Sarakham (Praiphana), Nisit Sinthuprai, Prasit Chaisisa, Worawut Wichaidit, Laddawan Wongsriwong, Jatuporn Promphan and Somchai Paiboon.
We can’t possibly show all their photos or detail all of the events leading up to these charges. In place of that, we list the PPT posts that relate to this extraordinary case:
- Democrat MP jumps on the lese majeste bandwagon
- 18 red shirts charged with lese majeste
- More lese majeste accusations by ultra-royalists
- Abhisit joins the campaign accusing red shirts of lese majeste
- Updated: Wichian Kaokham responds on lese majeste
- Red shirts respond to army chief
- An unspoken lese majeste
- Further updated: Lese majeste repression and provocation increased
- Using lese majeste to repress opposition
- Thaksin, monarchy, loyalty
- The war with red shirts
- Ji on military threats
- The Army’s election campaign: Vote monarchy!
- Prem again mounts the political stage
- Updated: Army chief accuses red shirt leaders of lese majeste
The latest news on these cases is from Prachatai, 1 December 2012: “Updates on lèse majesté and computer crime cases” where it is reported that Yoswaris or Jeng Dokchik, “a comedian turned red-shirt activist and politician, will appear in court for witness hearings on 11-12 Dec .”