Updated: Another political lese majeste case

23 07 2014

Yes, we know, they are pretty much all political cases, and we recognize that lese majeste is an essential tool in the the military dictatorship’s kitbag.

The newest case amongst the junta’s swathe of political lese majeste cases involves “Pheu Thai executive and red-shirt co-leader Col Apiwan Wiriyachai for an alleged lese majeste offence committed at a political rally.”

The initial report states:

The warrant was issued after a complaint was filed with Chana Songkhram police station, accusing the former deputy House speaker of making offensive remark about the monarchy when he delivered a speech to supporters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) in Phetchaburi on Jan 29, 2011.

Col Apiwan was among 155 people summoned by the military a day after the May 22 coup. The junta banned the group from travelling outside of Thailand.

Expect more of this kind of political repression.

Update: Prachatai states that Apiwan spoke in his speech “about people who ‘ordered the killing’ and ‘ordered the shooting’ in the military crackdown on red-shirt protesters in 2010.” There was graffiti about this too.


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