Updated: More on 112 charge for 14 year-old

5 02 2023

Oddly enough, it is Thaiger and the Laotian Times that have picked up the case of the 14 year-old girl – the youngest ever – charged with lese majeste. Here’s what Thaiger reported about the royalist  vigilante-inspired charge:

Thai police summoned a 14 year old girl to a police station for questioning after an ultra-royalist accused her of royal defamation, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights.

She is the youngest person ever to be charged with royal defamation, also called lèse-majesté. [As PPT understands the case, she has been issued a summons to hear the charge].

Arnon Klinkaew, a core member of an ultra-royalist group, accused the child of violating Section 112 of the Criminal Code over her alleged involvement in a protest at the Giant Swing in Bangkok on October 13, 2022.

 The legal summons from Samran Rat Police Station in Bangkok was dated January 23, 2023….

 Arnon accused the high schooler of attending the protest at the Giant Swing near Bangkok City Hall on October 13 and participating in the writing of a placard calling for the abolition of Section 112.

 Thai Rath reports that a lot of people attended the protest, where the media and police were also present. Undercover police officers allegedly joined the protest to take photos and film demonstrators….



One response

15 02 2023
The child charged under 112 | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Prachatai provides more information on the case of the 14 year-old girl summoned by police on a lese majeste complaint. For earlier posts, see here and here. […]

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