12 leaders of Khana Ratsadon group to face lèse majesté charges

Police have issued summonses for 12 core members of the Khana Ratsadon anti-establishment group, to acknowledge charges of lèse majesté, among others, for their leading roles in protests demanding sweeping reform of the Thai Monarchy.

The police’s decision to invoke the infamous Section 112 of Thailand’s Criminal Code comes ahead of a mass protest today, organized by the Khana Ratsadon group and others, expected to take place at the Crown Property Bureau.

The 12 Khana Ratsadon leaders facing charges are:

  1. Parit “Penguin” Chivarakeight cases pending
  2. Panasaya “Rung” Sitthijirawattanakul</s

Police say they removed protesters’ plaque as 16 protest leaders face charges

Police have removed the protesters’ democracy plaque from Sanam Luang, to be used as evidence against at least 16 protest leaders who are facing multiple charges, including lèse majesté, Royal Thai Police spokesman Pol Lt-Gen Piya Uthayo told the media on Monday.

He said that relevant charges would be filed against each individual, adding that those who “pulled the strings” behind the scenes of the weekend protest will also face charges.

He added that several complaints, including those of lèse majesté, have been received by the Chanasongkhram police, who have jurisdiction over the area.

Pol Maj-Gen Chiraphat Phumichit, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said that, after having received complaints from the Fine Arts

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