Lese majeste and murder II

22 12 2016

Yesterday we noted that while murderers received bail, lese majeste suspects were regularly refused bail.

Our post was prompted by the case of student activist Jatuphat Boonpattaraksa who was due back in court today to hear a  police request to revoke his bail on charges of lese majeste. He’s accused of sharing a BBC Thai news article on the creepy and nasty King Vajiralongkorn.

As expected, his bail was revoked. Prachatai reports that a secret hearing of the provincial court revoked bail, “ruling that the suspect insulted the authorities in a Facebook post.” It was “stated that after being released, Jatuphat post an allegedly satirical message against the authorities on his Facebook account.”

He is now held at the Khon Kaen Central Prison and his lawyer will soon submit another bail request.


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23 12 2016
Lese majeste and murder II – Thai People for Republic

[…] Source: Lese majeste and murder II […]

24 12 2016
The patronage system | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] The lesson for today is that loyalty is paramount: “If you have loyalty to the King, unquestionable loyalty to the King, you would be protected, in order to show this protection more clearly, people who do otherwise must be punished.” Hence, under the military dictatorship of royalist generals, lese majeste is considered a more dire crime than premeditated murder. […]

24 12 2016
The patronage system | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] The lesson for today is that loyalty is paramount: “If you have loyalty to the King, unquestionable loyalty to the King, you would be protected, in order to show this protection more clearly, people who do otherwise must be punished.” Hence, under the military dictatorship of royalist generals, lese majeste is considered a more dire crime than premeditated murder. […]