A 27-year-old factory worker is seen as so dangerous by the repressive military dictatorship that it is piling charges upon him, including several lese majeste charges. He is likely to be jailed for decades.
Thanakorn Siripaiboon was arrested for posting infographics about Rajabhakti Park corruption – we call it Corruption Park. He is now held in the deadly military-controlled “special” prison at the 11th Circle Military Base on Nakhon Chaisi Road in Bangkok.
In addition, he is now facing sedition and lese majeste charges for “liking … Facebook pictures.”
Remarkable in any modern society, but why does the junta fear Thanakorn so much? Why is he considered to threaten national security?
The junta says he has posted or “liked” on an “anti-establishment red shirt Facebook group called ‘The National Red Shirts Association’.” What bothers them is that they think the “red shirt Facebook group is an ‘anti-government’ and ‘anti-monarchy’ group, which has about 60,000 members…”.
The military thugs promise more arrests. We think they are trying to scare all opposition by making an example of Thanakorn. Like all authoritarian leaders, they think disciplining a nation is like disciplining slaves.