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Police summon teen for questioning after lese majeste complaint filed against him

Dec 12. 2020
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By THE NATION

A 16-year-old male teenager has reportedly become the latest to be accused of committing lese majeste offences.

A Twitter user shared a photo of the teenager and an image of the summons issued by Yannawa Police Station in Bangkok, asking him to report to the investigation officer on December 17 at 11am.

The tweet added that an administrator of a famous Facebook page had filed a complaint with police against the boy.

A senior reporter of Khaosod English, Pravit Rojanaphruk, posted on his Facebook on Friday that the teen was

“likely the youngest-ever,” to be accused of the crime. “At least 24 people are now accused of defaming the Thai King,” he added.

Section 112 of the Criminal Code states that "Whoever defames, insults or threatens the King, the Queen, the Heir-apparent or the Regent, shall be punished with imprisonment of three to 15 years.”

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