Releasing some, charging with lese majeste

30 05 2014

The lese majeste dragnet is finely meshed and large. It is recently reported that Pravit Rojanaphruk, a reporter with The Nation, and Thanapol Eawsakul, editor of Fa Diaw Kan (or Same Sky) magazine, and Surapot Thaweesak, a lecturer from Suan Dusit Rajabhat University were released from military detention today.

However, Apichart Pongsawat, who was arrested with Thanapol, “was to be escorted by soldiers to the Criminal Court to face a lese majeste charge brought against him before the May 22 military coup. ”




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31 05 2014
Detained Thammasat student on lese majeste-like charge | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] As noted yesterday, one of those arrested and detained for opposing the coup, Apichart  Pongsawat, was immediately transferred to the police and accused of lese majeste. […]

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