The story in Kaosod English is “Key Witness of 2010 Temple Shooting Detained Under 112 Charge.”
112 is the law against insulting the king, queen, or heir apparent, a law that is a flagrant violation of human rights and of international treaties to which Thailand has signed on. The 2010 Temple shooting is the shooting of 6 people, including a volunteer nurse, who took shelter in a Temple as the army, under then General Prayut Chan-ocha put down street protests calling for the resignation of then Prime Minister Abhisit. General Prayut Chan-ocha has refused to accept a court ruling that the army, was responsible for shooting people taking shelter in the temple, despite video and witnesses and ballistic evidence. General Chan-ocha four years later overthrew the elected government and became junta leader and self-appointed Prime Minister.
What do the 2010 Temple Shooting and 112 have to do with each other? Absolutely nothing. Pretty great coincidence for Dictator Prayut Chan-ocha that a woman able to contradict his preferred version of events that day also insulted the royalty.
The woman, Nattathida Meewangpla, had already been in jail 2 years on suspicion of being a terrorist but I guess they never collected enough evidence to convict her. Huh . . . and as soon as she was released she was charged with 112.
I don’t have time today to string together all the ways that this is wrong.