Update on Patnaree’s lese majeste case

16 07 2016

Initially, a Prachatai report on Patnaree Chankij‘s lese majeste case seems optimistic.

The working class, single mother who happens to be the mother of student activist Sirawith Seritiwat of the New Democracy Movement is accused of a new interpretation of lese majeste deeming silence-cum-one-word a crime.

The news is that the police have decided, despite their earlier claims of “other evidence” against her, not to prosecute the case.

That’s good news. The bad news is that the case still goes to the military prosecutor, who may still lay charges.

In other words, the junta’s hostage taking continues.


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22 07 2016
Patnaree charged | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Police had decided not to prosecute the case. However, it was noted that military prosecutors were looking at the case. Khaosod now reports that the military have “indicted [the] 39-year-old woman on a charge of royal defamation charge, despite a recent recommendation by police the case be dropped.” The decision means Patnaree  will be tried by a military court. […]

22 07 2016
Patnaree charged | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Police had decided not to prosecute the case. However, it was noted that military prosecutors were looking at the case. Khaosod now reports that the military have “indicted [the] 39-year-old woman on a charge of royal defamation charge, despite a recent recommendation by police the case be dropped.” The decision means Patnaree  will be tried by a military court. […]