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Three unrelated incidents that took place this week -- the computer crime indictment of Facebook users, a lese majeste court trial and a Thaksin-Yingluck calendar raid -- speak volumes. On Monday, prosecutors indicted nine people on computer crime charges who shared a Facebook post that loosely accused local military and police officers of facilitating illicit drug activities in certain communities. The Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) then arrested them in June for entering "false information" into a computer system which is a violation of the Computer Crime Act (CCA). His case has been heard in the military court, even though he is a civilian, behind closed doors since September 2014. The CCA along with the lese majeste and sedition laws have been indiscriminately and repeatedly misused against netizens for social media posts or for sharing other people's posts.

Source: Bangkok Post November 07, 2018 21:45 UTC