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Leaders of German Embassy rally meet with police, prosecutors

Maya Taylor

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13 political activists who led thousands of protesters to the German Embassy in Bangkok last October have met with police and prosecutors in the capital. They face charges of violating section 112 of the Criminal Code for the October 26 rally at the embassy. The aim of the gathering was to submit a petition calling on the German government to ascertain if His Majesty the King was conducting state business from Germany. Section 112 of the Criminal Code is also known as the lèse majesté law, which prohibits criticism or defamation of the Monarchy. Violators could face up to 15 years in prison.

During yesterday’s meeting at Thung Maha Mek police station, officers were on duty in front of the station, to bolster security, while others in plain clothes photographed those who’d turned up in a show of solidarity with the 13 activists. The rally at the German Embassy was organised by the pro-democracy group, Khana Ratsadorn. The group’s leaders face multiple other charges in addition to lèse majesté.

One protest leaders, named as Atthapol Buaphat, aka, “”Khru Yai”, says the group is waiting to see if prosecutors press ahead with charges. He says they have provided additional handwritten evidence to police and asked officers to question more witnesses. Another leader, Patsaravalee Tanakitvibulpon, says she just received a summons issued 2 months after an October 14 rally. She adds that the resurgence in Covid-19 means pro-democracy activists are pausing their political action but vows that it will resume again at some point.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Slugger

    Friday, January 8, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Good. Lock them up.

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      Stardust

      Friday, January 8, 2021 at 3:27 pm

      Slugger they should lock up you it is their right to make any petitions.What kind of foolish are you to talk on Mafia adolf style? This will backfire in Germany for sure!

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    peter pope

    Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    When you look who started the anti-royal shit you don’t have to look far. The female student was brainwashed in the US and came back as a loaded gun. That’s what the US is best in “Devide and Conquer”. Sadly enough the naive student did not realise she was simply used.

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    Mr cynic

    Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 5:42 am

    Way about the 1000’s of others who joined the protests,were they brain washed also?

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    Heinrich

    Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2:14 am

    Die Generalsbande missbraucht ein prähistorisches Gesetz, um im Sattel zu bleiben. Zeit für die Massen, auf die Straße zu gehen und die gesamte fazistische Clique die Schlucht entlang zu jagen, während wie in Deutschland der tätowierte Idiot, der seinen Hundeoberst nannte, wegen uneingeschränkter politischer Aktivitäten verhaftet und strafrechtlich verfolgt wird. Setzen Sie ihn einfach für 10 Jahre ins Gefängnis.

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