Nattatida Meewangpla

NattathidaNattatida Meewangpla is a 36 year-old nurse, accused by the military dictatorship of lese majeste on 17 March 2015.

She was abducted by the military and held incommunicado for six days, then to be charged with “terrorism,” and was then accused of insulting the royal family.

The charge was made by Col. Wicharn Joddaeng, an officer in the Internal Security Operation Command (ISOC), a counter-insurgency agency, who claims Nattatida copied a text that insulted the monarchy from one chat room and posted it in two other chat groups.

This charge is simply meant to get her jailed as quickly as possible and to lock up another person considered a threat to the military dictatorship.

By late July 2017, Nattatida was still held in prison. When a military court released her on bail on 24 July, police immediately took her back into custody on her lese majeste charge.

Media accounts of Nattatida’s case:

Prachatai, 25 July 2017: “Key witness of 2010 military crackdown detained further

Khaosod, 25 July 2017: “Key Witness of 2010 Temple Shooting Detained Under 112 Charge

Khaosod, 19 March 2015: “Terror Suspect Charged With Insulting the Monarchy

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26 07 2017
The junta’s inhumane use of lese majeste | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Khaosod reports, and as we have on our short page on her case, back in March 2015, she was “charged in two separate cases: conspiring with a terror group […]

26 07 2017
The junta’s inhumane use of lese majeste | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Khaosod reports, and as we have on our short page on her case, back in March 2015, she was “charged in two separate cases: conspiring with a terror group […]