Anuwat Tinnarat

Anuwat Tinnarat was accused of lese majeste in February 2014. The accusation came from the royalist and rightist People’s Democratic Reform Committee.He was soon charged.

Anuwat was a red shirt leader in Nakhon Ratchasima. The PDRC claimed he insulted the monarchy in a speech to the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship on the 23 February 2014.

A Nakhon Ratchasima court sentenced him to three years in jail for speaking on stage at a rally for the who was jailed for lese majeste last year. He was released on bail and appealed unsuccessfully against his conviction and only began his sentence after his final appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court in March last year. He had served 14 months when he received a coronation royal pardon.

Media accounts of Anuwat’s case:

The Nation, 15 May 2019: “Red-shirt leader convicted of lese majeste freed under Royal pardon

iLaw, no date: “Anuwat: speech at the UDD rally