PROGRESSIVE Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s teenage niece today (Sept. 23) went to the Technology Crime Suppression Division police headquarters to acknowledge charges of violating Section 112 of the Criminal Code, or lese majeste law, Sanook.com said.
Ms Akkarasorn Opilan, or Ang-Ang, 17, daughter of Thanathorn’s older sister Mrs. Chanaphan Juangroongruangkit, was accompanied by her lawyer Mr. Krisdang Nutjarat to meet the investigating officer.
She is alleged to have posted a message via Twitter on February 13 this year on the clash between People’s Party followers and police in front of the Criminal Court last year. In this tweet she is alleged to have referred to the monarchy in an unreasonable manner.
Although she later deleted the message, some netizens had taken screenshots of it.
Later Mrs Nangnoi Asawakittikorn and Mr. Noppadon Phromphasit, leaders Thailand Help Centre for Cyberbullying Victims, gathered evidence and filed a complaint with the Technology Crime Suppression police to prosecute her for lese majeste according to the Criminal Code’s Section 112.
Thanathorn himself faces some lese majeste charges with the last two being filed late last month over an earlier statement about the production of AstraZeneca vaccine by monarchy-owned Siam Bioscience Group.
Thanathorn’s niece Akkarasorn too faces lese majeste charges. Photo: Sanook.com