Hasadin Uraipraiwan

HasadinHasadin Uraipraiwan was arrested on 10 February 2015, accused of lese majeste.

Police claim tho have arrested the man behind a famous internet alias who regularly published audio clips that criticized the Thai Royal Family. “Banpodj” or “Banpot” or sometimes “Bunpot.”

Hasadin is aged 64, and was arrested at a hotel in downtown Bangkok.

PPT has to say that we always thought Banpot was broadcasting from a site outside Thailand. According to police, they and military officers raided Hasadin’s house in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area and confiscated evidence that links him to “Banpodj.”

The police claim Hasadin did not work alone. We have a page on the Banpot 6-cum-14. The police also claim that:

Banpodj is like a large production house that produced and sold anti-monarchy CDs. It receives an income of around 100,000 baht per month…. They work like a network. We will coordinate with the Anti-Money Laundering Office to trace their financial trail, freeze their assets, and prosecute other people who are involved or lend their support to the Banpodj network.

Hasadin was held at a northern Bangkok army camp.Police claimed he is a red shirt activist.

He was sentenced to 10 years jail for lese majeste.

Media accounts of Hasadin’s case:

Prachatai, 29 December 2015: “Military court sends elderly man to 4 years in jail over lèse majesté audio clips

VOA, 14 July 2015: “Thai Court Jails 10 for Online Videos Insulting Monarchy

AP, 14 July 2015: “Thai court jails 10 for online videos insulting the monarchy

Prachatai, 14 July 2015: “Military court sends 8 to jail for 5 years for lèse majesté

Bangkok Post, 12 February 2015:”Banpodj’s ‘boss’ said he acted alone

Khaosod, 11 February 2015: “Police Arrest Suspected Anti-Royal Broadcaster

Prachatai, 2 February 2015: “Police arrest 6 suspects in the alleged online lese majeste network

3 responses

30 12 2015
Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] group was are accused of working with the quite well-known Banpot (Hasadin Uraipraiwan) who was accused of producing radio programs distributed via the internet since 2010 or 2011. […]

22 06 2016
Secret lese majeste trial and a 10 year sentence | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] prosecutor … for uploading audio clips with [alleged] lèse majesté content recorded by Hassadin U., aka DJ Banpodj, a well-known red-shirt radio host at the centre of the alleged Banpodj Network, […]

22 06 2016
Secret lese majeste trial and a 10 year sentence | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] prosecutor … for uploading audio clips with [alleged] lèse majesté content recorded by Hassadin U., aka DJ Banpodj, a well-known red-shirt radio host at the centre of the alleged Banpodj Network, […]