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Sentences Upheld for Soldiers Linked to Alleged Thaksin Assassination Plot

BANGKOK — The highest military court on Monday upheld convictions of three military officers on weapons charges related to an alleged 2006 assassination plot...

Regime Threatens Facebook With Computer Crime Act

BANGKOK — Government regulators have threatened legal action against Facebook if it does not block 131 items deemed insulting to the monarchy by Tuesday.

Accepting Compensation, Families Still Demand Jenphop’s Prosecution

AYUTTHAYA — For a second time, the suspect in a fatal wreck that killed two students last year was unable to take the stand Tuesday because of an unresolved dispute over financial restitution to one of the victim's families.

Fugitive Red Bull Heir’s Passports Revoked

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Foreign affairs on Friday revoked the passport of Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, scion of Red Bull’s energy drink fortune.

Mushroom-Picking Couple’s Prison Term Reduced to 5 Years

KALASIN — A middle-aged couple appealing harsh punishment for picking mushrooms from a protected forest had their sentences reduced by 10 years by the Supreme Court on Tuesday

Death Sentence for Segarra for Dismembering Spaniard

BANGKOK — A Spanish man was sentenced to death Friday morning at the Ratchada Criminal Court for the savage 2016 murder of a fellow Spaniard.

Redshirt Leader Arisman Jailed 1 Year for Defaming Former PM Abhisit

BANGKOK — A Redshirt leader and former folk singer was sentenced Friday to one year in jail without suspension by the Supreme Court for defaming the former prime minister.

Court Cuts Praewa’s Restitution to Victims by a Third

BANGKOK — A young woman who became a symbol of injustice after killing nine people in a car crash seven years ago had her court-ordered compensation reduced by nearly 10 million baht by a court Wednesday.

Thai Ford Owners File Class-Action Suit Over Faulty Cars

BANGKOK — Hundreds of Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus owners joined a class-action lawsuit on Monday, demanding millions in compensation from the motor company.

‘Hopeful but Not Optimistic,’ Longtime Rights Defender Leaves Thailand

BANGKOK — Thaksin Shinawatra and Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha are divisive figures perched on opposite edges of a deeply divided country. If Thaksin is good, then Prayuth is anathema, and vice versa. The difference depends on individuals’ political inclinations. Not quite for Sam Zarifi, outgoing regional director for Asia and Oceania of the International Commission of Jurists, or ICJ.

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