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More on American citizen arrested on lese majeste charges

An update to my post from Friday:

In a May 27 story, the New York Times calls the arrest “the latest in a string of cases…”

As I mentioned on Friday, there are also stories from the BBC and Reuters.

Today’s Bangkok Post says the man faces a “new security charge”:

A Thai-born man with American citizenship arrested on a charge of lese majeste has also been charged with committing an offence against national security, Department of Special Investigation chief Tharit Pengdit says.

This has provided grounds for the DSI to oppose the man’s request for bail, Mr Tharit said.

Lerpong Wichaikhammat, also known as Joe Gordon, is being held in a Bangkok prison after a court denied his request for bail.

(Emphasis mine.)

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