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Court Refuses to Lift Ban on ‘Shakespeare Must Die’

BANGKOK — A film banned five years ago for touching a third-rail of taboo topics will remain that way, a Bangkok court ruled Friday.

Trial of ‘Pai Dao Din’ for Facebook Share Opens in Khon Kaen

KHON KAEN — The trial of law school graduate Jatupat "Pai" Boonpattararaksa for sharing a biography deemed to defame King Rama X on Facebook began Thursday in a provincial court in the northeastern city of Khon Kaen.

Disappeared Activist and Wife Sentenced to Prison

CHAIYAPHUM — A land-rights activist believed to have been forcibly disappeared over a year ago and the wife who has campaigned to learn what happened to him were both sentenced by the Supreme Court on Thursday to six months in jail.

Banned Film ‘Shakespeare Must Die’ to Get Decision, 5 Years On

BANGKOK — Five years after it was banned by the government, the fate of a Thai adaptation of a Shakespeare play will be decided by a court next month, according to the film’s producer.

Key Witness of 2010 Temple Shooting Detained Under 112 Charge

BANGKOK — Immediately after Nattathida Meewangpla stepped out of the prison Monday night where she spent two years on suspicion of being accessory to a terror plot, she was taken into custody on a charge of royal defamation.

Yingluck Attorney Says Asset Seizure Should Wait as PM Threatens Supporters

BANGKOK — A lawyer for former premier Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday authorities should delay their attempt to seize her bank account assets as compensation...

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.

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