More Charges Against Facebooker for 'Liking' Photos

BANGKOK — A 27-year-old factory worker detained for posting infographics about Rajabhakti Park corruption scandal received additional lese majeste and sedition charges for liking "inappropriate" Facebook pictures.

Maj. Gen. Wicharn Jodtaeng, the head of the junta's law office, and Col. Burin Thongprapai of the military Judge Advocate General’s Department, filed additional charges Wednesday under Article 112 of the criminal code, which criminalizes lese majeste (defaming the monarchy), as well as Article 116, which pertains to sedition, against the suspect identified as Thanakorn Siripaiboon.


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The military officers said that on Dec. 2, Thanakorn had clicked "like" on "inappropriate" Facebook pictures. Although the officers did not disclose any information about the Facebook pictures, they alleged that Thanakorn’s actions defamed the monarchy and threatened national security.

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