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Thailand: Puttanee Kangkun becomes the latest human rights defender to face criminal defamation complaint from poultry firm Thammakaset

Author: Fortify Rights , Published on: 2 February 2020

"Thailand: Drop Criminal Complaint Against Fortify Rights Senior Human Rights Specialist Puttanee Kangkun", 29 January 2020

...On December 6, Thammakaset filed a complaint against Puttanee...for 14 social media engagements expressing support for human rights defenders.

Puttanee is a Senior Human Rights Specialist with Fortify Rights and the 21st human rights defender to face charges by the company...

The complaint against Puttanee relates to three tweets, nine retweets, and two Facebook posts between January 25 and August 5, 2019. The content of the social media posts mentioned in the complaint involve expressions of support for human rights defenders Sutharee Wannasiri, Nan Win, and Ngamsuk Ruttanasatian, who are facing similar lawsuits from Thammakaset.

According to the 14 actions, Puttanee faces up to 28 years' imprisonment and/or 2.8 million Thai Baht (US$ 93,300) in fines for alleged violations...

Most of the cases brought by Thammakaset since October 2018 involve social media posts or re-posts of the Fortify Rights' film, and most of these cases are against women human rights defenders...

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