Lese majeste case dropped

22 07 2012

PPT should have posted earlier on this case for it is a piece of good news on lese majeste. Prachatai reports that the “public prosecutor has decided to drop a lèse majesté case against Chotisak Onsoong and his friend who did not stand up for the royal anthem in a Bangkok cinema in 2007.”

The pair had fled Thailand more than year ago when it appeared that the case was to go ahead. Now, the prosecutor believes that the pair’s actions “did not constitute insults or defamation.’ The prosecutor added that he felt

the behaviour of the accused was improper and should not be copied by others, their actions cannot be pinpointed as having the intention to insult the King, and there is insufficient evidence to justify their prosecution….

There are further details in the Prachatai story.

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