Lese majeste-like arrests continue

25 09 2020

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights reports that on 21 September, Narin (surname withheld) “was arrested on suspicion of violating the Computer Crime Act…”.

The 31-year-old has been accused of “publishing 4 posts on a Facebook page ‘GuKult’ in August 2019, satirising and attacking the monarchy.”

Eight officers raided his home  seizing phones, computers and other electronic devices. Narin was taken to a police station and was detained for two nights before being released on bail, which the police opposed.

Narin denied all charges. Under the Computer Crimes law, Narin faces up to 5 years in prison on each charge in addition to fines.



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