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DSI Says Disgraced ‘Jet-Setting Monk’ to be Extradited

BANGKOK — A fugitive former monk will be extradited back to Thailand on Wednesday if he doesn’t file an appeal in the United States, Thai authorities said Sunday.

Defamation Trial of Student Activist’s Mother Begins

BANGKOK — Testimony began Friday in the trial of a prominent student dissident's mother who faces up to 20 years in prison for writing the word "yeah" in a Facebook conversation about the country's monarchy.

Thai Prosecutors Confident of Catching Red Bull Heir

BANGKOK — Thai law enforcement officials say they don't know where the son of one of the country's wealthiest families has escaped, but they're confident they'll catch Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya before the statute of limitations runs out in a deadly hit-and-run case.

Gruesome Murder Suspects Arrested in Myanmar, Extradited

CHIANG RAI — Three fugitive murder suspects, one of which stands accused of sawing her victim’s body in half, were arrested for overstaying their border passes Saturday night in Myanmar and turned over to Thai authorities, police said.

Judiciary Legitimized Coup and Supported Junta, Thai Lawyers Allege

BANGKOK — A rights organization accused Thailand’s judiciary of legitimizing the 2014 coup d’etat in a report published Saturday. In its critical report entitled “Legal...

Online Defamation Defendants Wait on Court Action

BANGKOK — A defendant in a defamation case was surprised to learn Wednesday that charges and convictions brought under the Computer Crime Act may...

50,000 Defamation Suits May Be Dropped Wednesday

BANGKOK — The lead author of the revised Computer Crime Act and a public prosecutor said Tuesday that the law can no longer be used as a tool for defamation lawsuits, and all those filed under it must be dismissed.

Jenphop Takes Stand to Discuss Drug Use, Fatal Crash

AYUTTHAYA — Jenphop Viraporn took the stand on the last day of his trial Friday to defend himself against the charges it was his recklessness to blame for the deaths of two grad students in a fiery wreck last year.

Civil Court Rejects City’s Challenge to BTS Accessibility Suit

BANGKOK — The Civil Court said Thursday it has the authority to consider a class-action suit filed against City Hall for failing to make the BTS Skytrain system accessible to people with disabilities.

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...

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