Nacha (pseud)

Nacha (pseudonym), a 26, year-old single mother, was sentenced to 3 years in prison on a lese majeste on 7 November 2022.

She was charged under Article 112 and with computer crimes for commenting on a picture of King Vajiralongkorn on the Facebook group Royalist Marketplace.

Nacha was arrested in Ang Thong on 6 June 2022 and taken to the Technology Crime Suppression Division headquarters in Bangkok. There, her mobile phone was confiscated and she was interrogated without a lawyer or family member present and confessed during the interrogation.

The Criminal Court found her guilty and sentenced her to 3 years in prison. As she had made a confession and had a clean record, the Court reduced her sentence to 1 year and 6 months, suspended for 2 years. She was required to report to a probation officer once every 4 months for a year and had to complete 12 hours of community service.

Media accounts of Nacha’s case:

Prachatai, 7 November 2022: “Single mother sentenced to jail for royal defamation

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