Andrew MacGregor Marshall

MarshallAndrew McGregor Marshall was accused in a police complaint on 9 December 2014 of lese majeste.

Ultra-royalist Wanthongchai Chamnankiton filed a lese majeste complaint against Marshall “for writing books and articles allegedly defaming the King.”

Wanthongchai accused Marshall of “writing a book and running nine websites whose content violated Article 112 (the lèse majesté law), Article 116 (on instigating an uprising) of the Criminal Code, and Article 14 of the Computer Crime Act (for publishing illegal content on a computer system)” and more. Marshall’s A Kingdom in Crisis had already been banned not long after it came out.

Marshall’s Zen Journalist site, which is without a post this year, is the only site PPT knows. It has been blocked for a long time in Thailand.

Wanthongchai wants the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) to immediately block any site which publishes Marshall’s works.

The authorities have continued to find ways to harass and damage Marshall. This ranges from one instance of taking his wife and child into custody to issuing an “order” banning contact with him.

Media accounts of Marshall’s case:

PPT has posted dozens of items about Marshall and his work and we continue to do so.

Bangkok Post, 13 April 2017: “Online contact with regime critics banned

Prachatai, 19 January 2017: “Police intimidate family of British journalist wanted for lèse majesté

Khaosod, 22 July 2016: “Wife of Foreign Critic of Monarchy Held Incommunicado

Prachatai, 10 December 2014: “Thai royalist files lèse majesté complaint against Andrew McGregor Marshall