Name of persons / Name of Media
Judgment / End of trial
Status of Accused
Sentenced to prison
Offense / order
Article 112 Criminal Code
On 28 January 2014, Yutthasak who is a taxi driver provided service to an unknown passenger. During the ride, both discussed about politics. It turned out that both had a different opinion. The passenger then made the record of their conversation and used it as an evident to press the Lèse Majesté charge against Yutthasak in the next day.
Yutthasak was arrested in June 2014 after the coup. In the deposition examination Yutthasak pleaded guilty as he had no lawyer. The Criminal Court sentenced him to 2 years and 6 months in prison.
The interesting issue about Yutthasak's case was an evidence which was a sound clip that his passenger used her mobile phone to record
Background of accused
The defendant was a taxi driver. He never participated in any political rally
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Form of restriction on freedom
Type of media
Criminal Court Ratchada
Black caseอ.2529/2557 Date: 2014-08-07
Red caseอ.2660/2557 Date: 2014-08-08
While driving a taxi, Yutthasak discussed about the political situation with a passenger. It turned out that they hold different opinions. The passenger found Yutthasak's conversation deemed to be an offense against lèse majesté law, she recorded the conversation by her mobile phone.