Ratsadon group to discuss on lèse majesté law tomorrow at October 14 Memorial
The Ratsadon group will hold an exhibition and public discussions on the lèse majesté law, or Section 112 of Thailand’s Criminal Code, at the October 14 Memorial at Kok Wua intersection tomorrow, December 10th, which is the annual Constitution Day in Thailand.
Protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak has assured that the anti-establishment protesters will not stage a protest march. He said, however, that the protests next year will be more intense, more specific and widespread, but their three demands remain unchanged, namely the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a new Constitution and reform of the Monarchy.
Parit and Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul reported to the Technology Crime Suppression Division today, to acknowledge charges of lèse majesté and violations of the Computer Crime Act, in connection with their roles in recent protests.
Parit said he didn’t know the full details of the cases against either of them, but described the charges as acts of political persecution.
Panusaya said the defamation law should be used against them, not lèse majesté.