Lese Majeste Filed Against Bua Yai Province Campaigners

A pro-separation rally with a banner asking Gen. Prayuth to help support the cause, 16 Sept 2014.

(Prachatai English)

BANGKOK – The leaders of a campaign to divide Nakhon Ratchasima into two provinces have been accused of defaming the Thai monarchy, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. 

Kampan Boonyued, a former civil servant and the leader of the movement to separate Bua Yai and seven other districts from the northeastern province, met with police on Tuesday to respond to a lese majeste accusation. The complaint was filed by the leaders of the group opposing the establishment of Bua Yai Province.

The complaint also accused Sarawut Nuanponkrang and Arun Akarapridi, two other leaders of Bua Yai District, of defaming the monarchy.

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