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Displaying items by tag: Thailand

King s dog

 

A Thai man, Thanakorn Siripaiboon, faces up to 37 years in jail over charges of "liking" a Facebook page that is deemed insulting to King Bhumibol Adulyade as well as posting a sarcastic photo of the 88-year-old ruler's pet dog.

 

The charges in Thailand law contravene notoriously strict laws protecting the monarchy from insults or threats.

 

Meanwhile, the accused lawyer, Anon Numpa, on Wednesday, who said his client is being charged for violating Article 112 of the criminal code, sedition and computer crimes, said: "This is absurd, in every sense. They can't press charges against people who just click like on a post to express their agreement. This is just a means for the military to stop us from digging up on their corruption."

 

By Temitope Bamidele

THAILAND MIL. COURT

 
 
A Thailand military court has charged two men (named Adem Karadag and Yusufu Miefaili) whom police arrested for being responsible for the August 17 blast at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok that claimed 20 people and left over 120 injured.

 
 
The duo faced 10 charges on Tuesday. The Thai officials also disclosed that there was no political or religious motive behind the attack.
 
 
By Temitope Bamidele

 

 

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