Redshirt Poet Facing 45 Years For Lèse Majesté To Fight Charges

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK – A red-shirt poet whose lèse majesté case is being tried by a military court has made the extraordinary decision to fight the case despite the dim chances of winning.

On Wednesday, the military court scheduled the first witness hearing for 2 April. There are 10 witnesses in total. 

His case is being tried in camera at a military court after the court said his crimes–writing poems– are severe since his poems touched on the revered Thai monarchy.  

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