Police raid Tatoo shop at Hadrin beach on lese majeste charge



Koh Phangan Police raided a tattoo shop in Had Rin, south-east coast of Koh Phangan, yesterday and arrested a husband and wife on charges of defaming the monarchy.

They both were reported by a neighbor after inappropriate comments about the Thai monarchy appeared on their page on Facebook.

They both deny making any such comments on Facebook. The wife said that they had not made the comments. She said that she was someone who loved the monarchy. She further explained that a friend had contacted her on Facebook earlier in the day to say that inappropriate comments had appeared on a fake facebook page using her name and profile. 

She did not know who it was, she claimed. She said she was shocked to discover this.

Police found an air rifle, a computer and three mobile phones that were all taken in as evidence. The pair were interviewed at Koh Phangan police station. Royal Thai Police are calling in IT experts from the mainland to determine if the couple are in fact responsible for the posts.

If they are they will face charges under Article 112 that deals with defaming the monarchy.

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Royal Thai Police are calling in IT experts from the mainland to determine if the couple are in fact responsible for the posts.

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