A Thai netizen has started an online campaign to call on the Thai authorities to drop royal defamation charge against a well known intellectual accused of defaming the ancient Siamese King.
On 10 October 2017, a campaign to collect signatures to support Sulak Sivaraksa, a renowned royalist and lèse majesté critic, was opened on Change.org The campaign was initiated by Ladda Wiwatsurawet one day after the police submitted to the military prosecutor the case file in which Sulak is accused of royal defamation.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Prime Minister
Gen. Prayut Chan
Please stop suing Sivarak, Siamese intellectuals in the case of Naresuan.
By Ladda Viwat Surawve Sathorn, Thailand
Naresuan is a person in history who reigned at Ayutthaya, but from 1590 to 1448. Section 112 To protect the present king. Sivarak offered opinions in academic debates. To benefit from academic history in democratic countries. Sivarak is a person who has made a great contribution to the Thai society for a long time and has been recognized by the world over.
It called on Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the junta leader and Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs to authorise the dismissal of the lèse majesté charge against Sulak. The military prosecutor will decide on 7 December 2017 whether to indict Sulak. If found guilty, he could be imprisoned for up to 15 years. Sulak pointed out in a video interview in 2014 that Article 112 only protects the present monarch, Queen and Crown Prince.
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