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Activist Leader Held on Eve of Rally to Dissolve Junta

KHON KAEN — A pro-democracy activist was detained briefly at a military court Friday, one day before he plans to lead a protest demanding that the military abolish the ruling junta.

Premchai Gets Bail, Not Allowed to Leave Country

BANGKOK — The Criminal Court on Wednesday afternoon granted the CEO of Italian-Thai Development bail under the condition he not leave Thailand.

Trans Lecturer Wins Thammasat Discrimination Suit

BANGKOK — International Women’s Day saw a former transgender lecturer prevail in her discrimination suit against the nation’s second oldest university.
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Foreign ‘DSI Agent’ Threatens Editor to Remove Story on Russian Whistleblowers

BANGKOK — The Department of Special Investigations, or DSI, said Saturday it would investigate a foreigner claiming to be one of its agents who threatened a news editor to remove a story about the recent arrests of Russian and Belorussian social media personalities in Pattaya.
Mitsutoki Shigeta, the scion of a Japanese telecom billionaire, fled Thailand soon after a police raid on a Lat Phrao condo discovered many babies stored there. Photo: Immigration Bureau

Japanese ‘Super Dad’ Wins Custody of 13 Babies Born to Thai Surrogates

BANGKOK — Several years after a ward of babies born by Thai surrogates for an eccentric Japanese millionaire set off a legal battle, a court Tuesday awarded custody of ...

Charges Dropped Against Historian Over ‘Elephant Duel’

BANGKOK — All charges were dropped Wednesday morning against a renowned social critic and historian who questioned whether an ancient story of a Thai king’s elephant battle was apocryphal.

American Who Kept Dead American in Freezer Gets 43 Years

BANGKOK — Police said Monday they still don't have all the pieces to the puzzle to explain why an American calendar publisher wound up in a shophouse ice box after their lead suspect was sentenced to over four decades in prison.

Jailed Redshirt Leader’s Defamation Prison Term Reduced

BANGKOK — A prominent Redshirt leader will serve a year in prison for defamation after the Supreme Court reaffirmed his conviction Thursday morning.

Witnesses Accused of Lying to Clear Hit-and-Run Teacher’s Name

NAKHON PHANOM — Police on Monday said seven people face charges for their roles in trying to falsely clear the name of a teacher who claimed she was wrongfully jailed for a hit-and-run fatality.

8 Years Since Last Thai Execution, Future of Death Penalty Uncertain

BANGKOK — Those campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty may take solace in the fact that no one has been executed for eight years. There have been no actual executions, but a senior government official said it’s simply impossible to predict when capital punishment will be abolished in Thailand.

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