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<p>The Supreme Court has handed a two years and six months jail term to an elderly anti-establishment red shirt accused of defaming the monarchy by uploading lèse majesté audio clips.</p> <p>On 9 June 2017, the Supreme Court confirmed the Appeal Court verdict, sentencing Chaleaw J., a 58-year-old tailor from the northeastern province of Chaiyaphum, to five years’ imprisonment &nbsp;</p>
<p>The Supreme Court has granted bail to an elderly anti-establishment red shirt accused of defaming the monarchy for uploading lèse majesté audio clips.</p> <p>The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 9 September 2015, released on bail lèse majesté suspect Chaleaw J., a 56-year-old tailor from the northeastern province of Chaiyaphum, after six days imprisonment in Bangkok Remand Prison.</p>
<p>The Appeal Court has sentenced an elderly anti-establishment red shirt man, once believed to be the mastermind of an anti-monarchy&nbsp;<a href="">Banpodj Network</a>,&nbsp;to five years imprisonment during an in camera hearing. &nbsp;</p>
<div> <div> <div>The Criminal Court on Monday found a 50-year-old man guilty of lèse majesté for uploading audio clips onto, a file-sharing website, and sentenced him to three years in jail. Since the defendant pleaded guilty, the sentence was halved and suspended for two years.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The court found Chaleaw J. </div></div></div>
By Kem Issara |
<div> <div>The fate of lèse majesté detainees under the junta is perhaps not much different than under past democratic governments -- unwarranted lengthy detention without bail remains the order of the day.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Akradet E., a third-year engineering student at Mahanakorn University of Technology, was denied bail for the fourth time on Tuesday.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Akradet’s father, Surapol, made a plea to the court with a 150,000 baht surety that the university required registration on 5-9 August so that he could be enrolled for the fourth year when classes reop </div></div>
<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Coup makers, since 1976 coup d’etat, have regularly cited a surge of lese majeste as a prerequisite for overthrowing an elected government. The 2006 coup, when lese majeste was cited as one of the major reasons, marked a surge of the lese majeste cases. The atrocity in April-May 2010, where almost 100 of people were killed during the military crackdown on anti-establishment red-shirt protesters, also contributed to a dramatic rise of lese majeste cases, especially the offences committed online. </div></div>
<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Two men were charged with lèse majesté after being detained for seven days by the military. The court denied their bail requests.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Tuesday, police charged Chaleaw J. and Kathawut B. under Article 112 of the Criminal Code or the lèse majesté law. They were denied bail and sent to Bangkok Remand Prison. &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>They were among 28 people summoned by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) under <a href="">order no. 44</a>, issued on June 1. </div></div>