Crime Suppression Division Takes Action Against Fa Diew Kan

27 04 2011

Prachatai has just posted news from this morning’s questioning by the Crime Suppression Division of Thanapol Eawsakul, editor of ฟ้าเดียวกัน (The Same Sky) magazine. Fifty-four monikers were identified as posting messages to the webboard, or comments on the messages, that were deemed to have possible lese majeste content posted before the webboard was shut down several years ago. Prachatai has listed these names, and notes that in some cases, they could not list the full name because if they did so, they might be accused of violating Article 112.

What the Crime Suppression Division is going to do next is unclear. What is clear to PPT is that this is another instance of strong harassment and constriction of speech. As PPT has noted, yesterday there was a harsh crackdown on red shirt community radio stations across Thailand. This follows on the heels of extralegal intimidation of Dr. Somsak Jeamteerasakul. As the state becomes more repressive, PPT urges readers to become more vigilant in tracking state repression.


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