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Rights official worried over arrest of FB users over sharing rape claim

A NATIONAL rights commissioner yesterday criticised the arrest of 10 Facebook users who shared content regarding a rape claim posted on a controversial FB page, saying the move would certainly intimidate people from expressing different views. Angkana Neelapaijit said that police should tolerate opinions that differ from their own, given the fact that the claim has not yet been resolved due to the absence of the complainer’s evidence, the completion of the investigation and a court’s ruling. Her comments were in response to the arrests of 10 Thais for violating the Computer Crimes Act by sharing content from the CSI LA90210 FB page concerning a rape claim made by a 19-year-old Londoner. “The arrests will definitely scare people into not expressing their opinions or views that are different from those of the police authority,” Angkana, a commissioner with the National Human Rights Commission, told The Nation. “I cannot understand why...

 

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