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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.

Live Updates From Wat Dhammakhaya Raid

PATHUM THANI — The latest on the scene at Wat Dhammakaya, where police are on standby since 3am Thursday in their latest attempt to arrest former abbot Dhammachayo, wanted on embezzlement charges (all times local.)

‘Millionaire Pretty’ Who Hit 8 Cars Cleared for New License

BANGKOK — Police said Monday they’re not sure why an internet celeb accused of crashing into eight cars while under influence of meth two months ago was allowed to take a test to regain her license to drive.

Activist Jailed 11 Years For Online Comments Defaming Monarchy

BANGKOK — A military court sentenced a man to over 11 years in jail on Friday for royal defamation nine months after he was arrested for protesting other activists’ arrests.

The Good, Bad & Ugly of the Computer Crime Act, in Detail

After the Computer Crime Act was passed Dec. 16 by unanimous vote despite a last-minute petition of more than 300,000 opposing the law and much-hated Single Gateway program, all eyes are now on the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, or DE Ministry, to see how it exercises its new great powers.
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Court Dismisses Defamation Suit Against Thai PBS, Reporter

Top: An episode of Thai PBS program ‘Citizen Reporters’ which aired Sept. 1, 2015, drew a defamation complaint against the broadcaster and its reporter...

Son of Suthep Convicted of Island-Damaging Land Development

BANGKOK — The son of an anti-corruption crusader was sentenced to three years in jail Wednesday for extensively developing protected forest land on Koh Samui 16 years ago.

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