On March 29, Theerawan Charoensuk, a fifty-nine year-old Thai woman, was arrested after posting a photo on Facebook featuring a red bowl with New Year’s wishes from former prime ministers of Thailand. Charoensuk was charged with sedition under Thailand’s Criminal Code. She was released from a military court after posting a $2,800 USD bail. She could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison.
This story raises freedom of expression concerns in Thailand under military rule.