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Maya Taylor

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The authorities are investigating the origin of content deemed offensive, which has appeared on the Facebook pages of 2 jailed activists, despite them having no access to phones or the internet. The Department of Corrections has asked the Technology Crime Suppression Division to investigate content posted on the pages of jailed protest leaders Parit Chiwarak and Anon Nampa.

Both Parit and Anon are being held on a number of charges, including sedition and lèse majesté, following a protest in the capital on September 19. Thanakrit Chitarirat from the Ministry of Justice says despite Parit being held at Bangkok Remand Prison, with no phone or internet access, provocative posts are still appearing on his Facebook page. Thanakrit has called the content damaging and in violation of the Computer Crimes Act.

Anan Nanasombat from the TCSD says complaints have been received about posts on Parit’s page both before and after he was imprisoned. He suggests it could be someone with Parit’s log-in information, who is posting on the activist’s behalf.

According to a Bangkok Post report, officials are investigating if Parit is involved in the posts, with a view to taking further legal action against the activist if this proves to be the case. It’s understood the authorities are also monitoring those who share the content as this too could be considered a crime. Similar content is being posted on Anon Nampa’s Facebook page, although Thanakrit says those posts are softer in tone.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Jim kelly

    Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    KING RAMA 10 HAS BROKEN HIS SISTER’S ANKLES BECAUSE SHE DISAGREED WITH HIM OVER MARRYING ‘YET ANOTHER’ WIFE!!!!!!

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    Jim kelly

    Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    He should be charged with ‘assault’ and be brought to justice…. he’s just a man… NOT A GOD for fecks sake!!

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    Jesus Monroe

    Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 5:47 am

    It seems that anyone who does anything that threatens the control a government has or wants is a crime these days……and if you don’t like it they will bring out the armed forces to make their point. So long to what little freedom of speech remains people……..

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