Suwicha Thakhor pleads guilty

27 03 2009

Thai Netizen Network (27 March 2009: “First verdict on CCA-LM is scheduled for the accused Internet user on April 3, 2009″) reports on the case of Suwicha Thakhor, arrested on 14 January 2009, and since detained at Klong Prem prison, denied bail twice. It seems that he was finally “prosecuted” on 26 March 2009. Suwicha was arrested on suspicion of posting comments on the Internet that insulted the monarchy.

Thai Netizen Network states that, “Since the accused has pleaded guilty therefore no trial will be taken. The verdict is scheduled on April 3, 2009 at 9 am. onwards at the Criminal Court, Ratchadapisek Road.” It seems that he has been prosecuted under the Computer Crime Act.

Until recently, Suwicha was reported to have remained defiant. Now it seems that he will soon be sentenced. Pleading guilty sometimes results in bail being granted and sentences being halved.



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3 04 2009
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