Thai man accused of insulting royalty says he was framed
(THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Suparak, 41, told the three judges made threats to get him to say things "that went with what they desired. I waited a whole year before I could say this."
Surapak, charged of being behind a Facebook account with a title that reads "I shall rule through…", which The Nation cannot reveal in its entirety for fear of violating the law, said he had no idea why anybody would want to frame him.
The detainee told the court that technically speaking there was no evidence to prove that he was behind the Facebook account. "There is no real evidence. If I did commit a crime, why would I save it to wait for arrest? The evidence was fabricated to prosecute me," an emotional Surapak told the court.
Navy Captain Kittipong Piyawanno, a computer expert and communication-engineering lecturer at the Royal Navy Cadet College, was the last defence witness in the trial. He told the court that there was no way to prove that the evidence had not been added to the hard drive after Surapak was arrested, adding that police had failed to collect adequate evidence to prove that the detainee was indeed behind the Facebook account.