The Bangkok 19

On 18 April 2011, 18 red shirt leaders were summoned by the political police at the Department of Special Investigation to acknowledge cases of lese majeste. Later, the DSI added Payap Panket to the list.

As PPT understands it, the other 18 alleged to be under investigation were: Weng Tojirakarn, Nattawut Saikua, Korkaew Pikulthong, Thida Tawornsate Tojirakarn, Karun Hosakul, Yoswaris Chuklom, Wiputhalaeng Pattanaphumthai, Veera Musigapong, Chinawat Haboonpat, Wichian Khaokham, Suporn Atthawong, Kwanchai Sarakham (Praiphana), Nisit Sinthuprai, Prasit Chaisisa, Worawut Wichaidit, Laddawan Wongsriwong, Jatuporn Promphan and Somchai Paiboon.

We can’t possibly show all their photos or detail all of the events leading up to these charges. In place of that, we list the PPT posts that relate to this extraordinary case:

The latest news on these cases is from Prachatai, 1 December 2012: “Updates on lèse majesté and computer crime cases” where it is reported that Yoswaris or Jeng Dokchik, “a comedian turned red-shirt activist and politician, will appear in court for witness hearings on 11-12 Dec [2012].”

 

16 responses

6 02 2012
The military amnesiac « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] the end, the now suddenly amnesiac Prayuth had 19 red shirt leaders summoned by the political police at the Department of Special Investigation to acknowledge charges […]

23 04 2012
Pending lèse majesté cases-PPT « FACT – Freedom Against Censorship Thailand

[…] The Bangkok 18 19 (Weng Tojirakarn, Nattawut Saikua, Korkaew Pikulthong, Thida Tawornsate Tojirakarn, Karun Hosakul, Yoswaris Chuklom, Wiputhalaeng Pattanaphumthai, Veera Musigapong, Chinawat Haboonpat, Wichian Kaokham, Suporn Atthawong, Kwanchai Sarakham (Praiphana), Nisit Sinthuprai, Prasit Chaisisa, Worawut Wichaidit, Laddawan Wongsriwong, Jatuporn Promphan and Somchai Paiboon with Payap Panket added later) […]

11 05 2012
Jatuporn’s lese majeste charge dropped « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] wonders if this means that all 19 red shirt leaders accused by the military on this anniversary event have also had their lese majeste charges […]

11 05 2012
Jatuporn’s lese majeste charge dropped « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] wonders if this means that all 19 red shirt leaders accused by the military on this anniversary event have also had their lese majeste charges […]

17 05 2012
17 05 2012
Suthep and Tharit on lese majeste « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] a law enforcement agency. The simple point is that the charges should never have been laid against Jatuporn and 18 others. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrStumbleUponLinkedInPinterestRedditDiggEmailPrintLike this:LikeBe […]

26 06 2012
26 06 2012
Jatuporn needs protection from royalist judiciary’s threats « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] of lese majeste with the police following speeches by Jatuporn on 10 April 2011. On 18 April 2011, along with 18 other red shirt leaders were summoned by the political police at the Department of Special Investigation to acknowledge […]

1 12 2012
Lese majeste updates « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] The Bangkok 19 […]

1 12 2012
Lese majeste updates « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] of the Bangkok 19 who were accused by the Army and its boss General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Yoswaris Chuklom or Jeng […]

5 12 2012
Lese majeste not forgotten « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] The Bangkok 19 […]

5 12 2012
Lese majeste not forgotten « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] cases: Akechai Hongkangwarn, Amnuay Kaewchomphu, Anek Chaichana, Aswin (family name withheld), The Bangkok 19, Bundith Arniya, Anthony Chai, Chanin Khlaikhlung, Chucheep Chivasut, Chuphong Thithuan, Community […]

17 01 2013
17 01 2013
Further updated: Red shirt leader Yoswaris Chuklom sentenced on lese majeste « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] startling, almost unbelievable, case is one of a raft of lese majeste cases brought against red shirt leaders. Politicized courts continue to “punish” those seen to attack […]

13 05 2014
Ex-Puea Thai MP on lese majeste wrap | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] in April 2011, Prasit was one of the Bangkok 19, all red shirt leaders, who were summoned by the political police at the Department of Special […]

13 05 2014
Ex-Puea Thai MP on lese majeste wrap | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] in April 2011, Prasit was one of the Bangkok 19, all red shirt leaders, who were summoned by the political police at the Department of Special […]