Thossaporn Ruethaiprasertsung, aged 48 in 2009, has been arrested at a photocopying shop in Nakhon Ratchasima, “with several leaflets whose contents reportedly were offensive to the monarchy and the Privy Council.”
Insulting the Privy Council is not against Article 112 of Criminal Code.
Thossaporn claimed she found the leaflets. She said she “picked up some to read, and found they were about the monarchy. She brought them to the market and wanted to share with friends, so she went to the shop just to make copies, with no other intent.”
The police investigated her under Article 112 of Criminal Code with lese majeste and dispatched a team to find the source of the leaflets.
Nothing more has been heard of the case.
Articles on Thossaporn’s case:
Prachatai, 18 April: 2009: “Woman arrested for photocopying offensive leaflets in Nakhon Ratchasima”. The Matichon report, which is the source, is here: ตร.รวบสาวใหญ่โคราช ถ่ายสำเนาเอกสาร “หมิ่นสถาบัน”. Also see ASTV/Manager.