Redshirt Jailed For Uploading Lese Majeste Audio Clips

A police chart of the alleged "Banpodj Network" [photo by Matichon]

(Prachatai English)

The Appeal Court sentenced an elderly anti-establishment red shirt man once believed to be the mastermind of an anti-monarchy Banpodj Network to five years imprisonment during an in camera hearing.  

At Bangkok Criminal Court on Thursday the court of appeal sentenced 56-year-old Chaleaw J., a tailor from the northeastern province of Chaiyaphum, to five years in jail for a lese majeste offense under Article 112 of the criminal code. He was also convicted of violating Article 14 of the 2007 Computer Crime Act for importing illegal online content.

The defendant was charged under the offenses for uploading audio clips with lese majeste content recorded by Hassadin U., aka. DJ Banpodj, a well-known red shirt radio host at the center of Banpodj Network, onto, a file-sharing website.

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