A decision by the Public Prosecutor on whether to prosecute three human rights defenders on criminal defamation and computer crimes in connection with their online documentation of torture in Thailand is expected imminently. The charges carry a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment plus fines of up to 300,000 baht (US $8,330). The group are to report to Pattani Police Station on 21 February 2017.
- Not prosecute Somchai Homla-or, Pornpen Khongkachonkiet and Anchana Heemmina;
- Withdraw its complaints of criminal defamation and computer crimes against Somchai Homla-or, Pornpen Khongkachonkiet and Anchana Heemmina;
- Amend the Penal Code to remove criminal penalties for defamation.
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