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By Metta Wongwat |
<div>Phongsak S., the person using the Facebook name “Sam Parr,” is the most recent conviction by the military court under Article 112, the so-called lèse majesté law. On August 7, 2015, he was sentenced to imprisonment for 60 years on the basis of six posts on popular social media site Facebook. </div>
By Kongpob Areerat |
<p>A Thai military court has sentenced a man accused of defaming the Thai monarchy on a social network to 30 years in jail in a trial held in camera. The ruling is the heaviest jail term ever recorded for a lèse majesté case.</p> <p>On Friday morning, 7 August 2015, the Bangkok Military Court sentenced Pongsak S. to 60 years imprisonment for offences under Article 112 or the lèse majesté law and Article 14 of the Computer Crime Act (importing illegal content into a computer system).</p>
<div>The military court sentenced a man to six months in prison for not reporting to the coup-makers in 2014, but the jail term was suspended.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The military court on Thursday morning sentenced Pongsak S, aka Sam, an anti-establishment red shirt who was accused of violating the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Announcement No. </div>
<div>Thai police recently arrested a man solely for Facebook messages sent to another lèse majesté suspect in military custody.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The man claimed the messages were merely an exchange of views about politics, but the police said he was supplying lèse majesté content to another suspect through the chat and that they were part of the “movement” to defame the monarchy on Facebook. &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Jamroen S., a 59-year-old civil servant, was arrested in early January by the military and police. </div>
<p dir="ltr">The authorities arrested a man for posting lese majeste on Facebook and said he was part of a movement to discredit the Thai monarchy on the Internet.</p> <p>The police from <a href="">Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD)</a> on Wednesday held a press conference on the arrest Jamroen S., a middle age man accused of using the facebook profile titled <a href="">‘Uncha Unyo</a>’ to post and share lese majeste contents.</p>
<div>Thai police on Wednesday said the they had arrested a man who allegedly defamed the monarchy on Facebook.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The police accused Pongsak S., of offences under Article 112 or the lese majeste law and Article 14 of the Computer Crime Act (importing of illegal&nbsp;<span>content into a the computer system.)</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>Pongsak was on the list of 17 people summoned by the junta on 9 June 2014. </div></div>