Krisada S.

112Krisada S. is a 49 year-old, accused of defaming the king by throwing a royal flag into a river in northern Chiang Mai province.

He threw the flag and other objects, at the red-shirt demonstration in Chiang Mai, after he learned that the military had started to crackdown on the anti-establishment red-shirt protesters in Bangkok on 19 May 2010.

The police charged him after a video of his action circulated on the Internet. He and his family members also became targets of monarchist cyber-bullying.

Krisada initially fled the country but later returned to face the charges.

The police also charged him with destroying public property.

A first hearing will take place on 18 August 2014. He has been released on bail. However, Krisada suffered a stroke and his case was delayed until early 2015.

Media accounts of Krisada’s case:

Prachatai, 3 October 2014: “Chiang Mai red shirt charged with lèse majesté for throwing royal flag; trial halted after stroke

Prachatai, 14 July 2014: “2 upcoming lese majeste trials Wed, Aug

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7 10 2014
The repressive weight of lese majeste | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] second report is about a case in Chiang Mai where proceedings have been halted because the red shirt involved has suffered a stroke. As a middle-aged man, the case can be thought to have had an impact on his […]

7 10 2014
The repressive weight of lese majeste | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] second report is about a case in Chiang Mai where proceedings have been halted because the red shirt involved has suffered a stroke. As a middle-aged man, the case can be thought to have had an impact on his […]