• Thai military detain junta critic over Facebook ‘like’

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    BANGKOK: A Thai man who “liked” a doctored photo of the country’s king on Facebook is being held incommunicado at a military base, the ruling junta said Saturday, as rights groups warned he risked becoming another victim of “enforced disappearance.” Thanakorn Siripaiboon, 27, was arrested earlier this week and charged with sedition, lese majeste and computer crimes for clicking “like” on a photo of the king and sharing it, plus an infographic on a corruption scandal, with around 600 friends. “He is under military custody,” Colonel Burin Thongprapai, junta legal officer, told AFP Saturday, adding that he would be remanded at a military court Monday. Under Thai law anyone convicted of insulting the revered but ailing 88-year-old Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and the queen, heir or regent can face up to 15 years in jail on each count.

    AFP

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