Mystery lese majeste

Khaosod has a story regarding an at first unidentified lese majeste victim. The man was photographed being taken into a military court, shackled with inhumane leg-irons.Shackled

Civil rights activists now say that the mystery victim is “a 62-year-old former army sergeant known only as Ruecha.”

It is thought he “may be suffering from schizophrenia. He has no lawyer.”

As the report makes clear, the “man’s case, only inadvertently made public, underscores the secrecy that has overtaken lese majeste proceedings under the military.”

iLaw states that “20 soldiers without a warrant took Ruecha away from his Rayong province home March 29. He was taken to an army base where he was interrogated and charged with insulting the Royal Family.”

Ruecha has been held in Bangkok Remand Prison since his arrest, without bail.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: