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Friday, April 20, 2018

Amnesty Campaigns Against Prosecution of Thai Lawyer

BANGKOK — London-based rights group Amnesty International called on its members Monday to encourage Thailand’s military government to drop a count of sedition and other charges against a human rights lawyer.

Families of Detained Facebookers Speak Out

BANGKOK — The sun had yet to rise when armed soldiers surrounded their homes and took their sons and daughter into custody.

Police Say Interpol Has Issued Notice for Red Bull Heir

BANGKOK — Interpol has issued an international request for the arrest of the billionaire heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, stepping up the hunt for the fugitive playboy wanted in allegedly killing of a traffic policeman in a 2012 hit-and-run incident in Bangkok.

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.

Jenphop Apologizes to Families of 2 Grad Students He Killed

AYUTTHAYA — For the first time, businessman Jenphop Viraporn met with families of the two graduate students he killed in a fiery car crash four months ago, and offered an apology in person.

Bombing Trial Interpreter to Face Drug Charges in Court

BANGKOK — An interpreter for the two men accused of carrying out last year’s deadly Bangkok bombing will be taken to court as a...

‘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.

Wheelchair Rally to File Class-Action Lawsuit Over BTS Accessibility at Court

BANGKOK — Some had no legs and propelled themselves along. Some were paralyzed and pushed by companions. A few zipped along under electric power.

Kitten-Killing Thonglor Moto Taxi Gets 18 Months

BANGKOK — A Thonglor motorbike taxi driver was sent to jail for 18 months Thursday morning for killing nine kittens he adopted online.
Several of the suspects are escorted May 3, 2016, by police to the criminal court.

Lesser Charges for 7 Accused of Killing Disabled Bread Vendor

BANGKOK — Seven people stabbed and killed Somkiat Srichan in broad daylight two months ago as he plead for mercy, yet when the day comes they go to trial, it will be for manslaughter and not premeditated murder.

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