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Former Jet-Setting Monk Stripped of Robe Upon Arrival in Thailand

BANGKOK — When a fugitive former monk landed in Thailand on Wednesday night, the first thing authorities did was order him to remove his...

Army General, Police, Ringleaders Found Guilty in Rohingya Death Camp Trial

BANGKOK — The Criminal Court on Wednesday convicted Wednesday the ringleader and dozens of other defendants linked to a mass human trafficking ring behind a Rohingya death camp raided in 2015.

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.

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.

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.

ISOC Drops Defamation Suit Over Torture Report, Raising New Concerns

BANGKOK — A criminal defamation case brought by the military against three human rights defenders will be dropped, a source within the government counterinsurgency agency said Tuesday.

Koh Tao Resort Accused of Land Encroachment

KOH TAO — A popular cliffside resort on Koh Tao famous for its water slide has been accused of land encroachment, authorities said Wednesday.

Live Updates From Day 2 of Wat Dhammakhaya Raid

PATHUM THANI — Khaosod English reporter Pravit Rojanaphruk is at Wat Dhammakaya, where officials from the Department of Special Investigations, or DSI, have just begun a search operation to arrest former abbot Dhammachayo, after a standoff that began at about 3am Thursday. Dhammachayo is wanted on embezzlement charges. All times are local.

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