Redshirt Gets 25 years For Posting Lese Majeste on Facebook

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha in the ceremony to receive the Royal Gazette issued by His Majesty the King that formally appointed him as the head of the National Council of Peace and Order (NCPO), 26 May 2014.

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK – The military court sentenced a red-shirt businessman accused of posting content defaming the monarchy on Facebook to 50 years imprisonment, in camera trial, but the jail term was halved because the suspect pleaded guilty. 

The man who wants to remain anonymous, whose given name begins with T and surname with S, was accused of using two Facebook accounts under “Yai Daengdueat” (ใหญ่ แดงเดือด), an anti-establishment red shirt businessman, was found guilty on five counts under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, nicknamed lese majeste law, for posting five messages. 

The court sentenced him 10 years for each court. 

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