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The military’s Judge Advocate General’s Department has accused human rights lawyer Anon Numpa of publicising anti-junta information on his Facebook page. 

Anon Numpa, a volunteer lawyer for Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), told Prachatai on Thursday that police from Pathumwan Police Station had summoned him via telephone to hear an accusation under Article 14 (2) of the Computer Crime Act (CCA). Anon will report next week, he said. 

Article 14 (2) of the CCA stipulates that whoever imports into a computer system false information which may damage national security or cause public panic faces a jail term of up to five years.

The accusations came after Lt Col Burin Thongprapai of the Judge Advocate General's Office filed a complaint with the police. 

On 14 February, the police accused Anon and three others of defying the coup maker’s order against organizing an assembly of more than five people after a group organized an activity demanding elections in front of the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC) on the evening of Valentine’s Day.

On 19 February, the police interrogated Anon for about four hours about his Facebook posts which are deemed by the police to constitute instigating an anti-junta movement. 

“I’m not worried. The military may hope that the cases can deter my moves,” said Anon. 

Anon also starred in the MV mocking junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Anon (centre in white shirt) speaks to reporters after he was released for defying the coup maker's order in the early morning of 15 February.


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