Lese-majeste encore : arrest warrant against a radio host

Yesterday I wrote :

The lese-majeste crunching machine continues unabated.

After the couple at the cinema, the woman a the cinema, the BBC journalist, the Prime Minister’s Office Minister, Da Torpedo (in jail since july, bail denied), Sonthi… here is another case.

Well… copy-paste, this morning I write the same. 😉

Police had sought and received a court-approved warrant to arrest radio show host Chucheep Cheewasut for a charge of lese majeste, Bang Rak superintendent Colonel Ekkachai Boonwisut said Thursday.

Chucheep remains at large and investigators suspect he may have fled to China before his warrant was issued on Wednesday night, Ekkachai said. Thailand’s extradition agreement with China is confined solely to criminal charges for killings.

Chucheep was charged with allegedly offending the monarchy by airing veiled attacks during his community radio show “Legend of Feudalism” between June and July.

He was an ex-Communist during the Cold War before returning to lead a normal life in society. He is seen as close to many student activists who fled to the jungle after the October 1976 uprising, including former deputy prime minister Prommin Lertsuridej, a confidant of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. (Nation)

It’s a shame. This law is nothing else now than a political tool to wound or destroy political opponents.

It’s a national embarrassment.

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