Teenage lese majeste suspect leaves Thailand detention centre with severe rash

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The second youngest person ever accused of committing lese majeste in Thailand, allegedly violating Section 112 of the Criminal Code, was released on bail yesterday after a 51-day stay inside a detention centre in Nakhon Pathom province.

The accused, 15 year old Thanalop “Yok” Phalanchai, left Ban Pranee Juvenile Vocational Training Centre for Girls with a severe rash on her back believed to be caused by unsanitary water at the detention centre, exacerbated by hot weather and mosquito bites.

Yok was just 14 years old when she was arrested under suspicion of lese majeste on March 28, the same day a 24 year old man was arrested for spray painting an anti-112 message and anarchy sign on the wall of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok.

Police arrested Yok following a complaint lodged by a royalist group that she allegedly insulted the monarchy during a…

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