Facebook lese majeste cases grow

18 12 2014

The military dictatorship has been working hard to track down any whiff of lese majeste on Facebook. It is helped by ultra-royalist snitches who scour the internet looking for the allegedly disloyal.

Why the snitches spend so much time doing this has something to do with a fear for the future. It also has to do with a desire to protect a system of political, social and economic power that revolves around the monarchy. And, no doubt, it also reflects a deeply-embedded fascist mindset that all the “loyalty” to the monarchy propaganda has perpetuated.

There have now been several accusations of lese majeste based on Facebook posts.

Both Prachatai and ASTV/Manager report that the Army has filed a police complaint on 16 December 2014 in Chiang Rai, accusing businessman 41 year-old Praphat Darasawang “of defaming the king on Facebook.”

ASTV/Manager implies that internet vigilantes tracked Praphat as a red shirt supporter, stating that “the problematic post attracted several comments, adding that the there have been several posts in the same fashion before but were not obvious lese majeste.”


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19 12 2014
Thong Daeng, Facebook and lese majeste | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Can it really be true? PPT posted on the lese majeste case brought against 41 year-old businessman Praphat Darasawang for “defaming the king on Facebook.” […]

19 12 2014
Thong Daeng, Facebook and lese majeste | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] December 19, 2014 · by Political prisoners of thailand · in Uncategorized · Leave a comment Can it really be true? PPT posted on the lese majeste case brought against 41 year-old businessman Praphat Darasawang for “defaming the king on Facebook.” […]

13 02 2016
The bitch is dead, lese majeste madness prevails | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Daeng intended to defame the king.” There was also a report of businessman Praphat Darasawang for defaming the king on Facebook when he disagreed on Facebook with the king’s comparison of his dog to people. We have no further […]

13 02 2016
The bitch is dead, lese majeste madness prevails | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Daeng intended to defame the king.” There was also a report of businessman Praphat Darasawang for defaming the king on Facebook when he disagreed on Facebook with the king’s comparison of his dog to people. We have no further […]