The National Security Council (NSC) has identified a certain group of people wanted for lese majeste charge responsible for posing death threats on the Internet aganist the prime minister and deputy prime minister.
NSC secretary general Gen Thaweep Netniyom said Monday that investigation has found that this group of people are staying in Laos and they are wanted for lese majeste charge.
He said security authorities have their names and are coordinating with Laos for their extradiction back to Thailand for trials.
He said that they posted death threats against Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prim Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan on the Internet.
He said the NSC was looking into legal channel if it is possible to prosecute these people for life threatening charge, in addition to lese majeste charge.
He added he believed these people made death threats against government leaders because Thailand has recently urged Laos to speed up locating these people wanted in Thailand for lese majeste and extradition them and the posting of threats on the Internet was to retaliate the government’s effort to bring them back for trial.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)