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Anastasia Vashukevich, center, walks into a prison transport vehicle outside a courthouse in Pattaya, south of Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday. Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

Russian ‘Sex Guru,’ and Followers Make Thai Court Appearance

PATTAYA — A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, were acquitted by a court in Thailand on Tuesday on charges of violating labor laws but still face more serious charges which could land them in prison for more than 10 years.

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.

‘Murder Babes’ Get 34 Years For Dismembering Rival

KHON KAEN — A year after they became objects of repugnance and desire for their salacious tale of sex, drugs and murder, three women and a man were convicted Thursday of murdering and dismembering a young woman.

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.

Jailed Redshirt Leader Recovering From Kidney Infection

BANGKOK — Jailed Redshirt leader Jatuporn Prompan is expected to fully recover from a kidney infection in the next few days, his fellow activist said Thursday.

Briton to be Charged for Alleged Abuse of Frenchman’s Kids

CHONBURI — Two young children remained in state care Wednesday after being separated from their parents in a custody battle involving allegations of child molestation that could drag on for months.

Where’s Yingluck? Reactions to Today’s Verdict Vanishing Act

BANGKOK — Friday morning’s much-anticipated verdict in the politically fraught trial of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was, according to the pundits, supposed to go one of three ways: exoneration, conviction with jail time or conviction with jail time suspended.

Gruesome Murder Suspects Arrested in Myanmar, Extradited

CHIANG RAI — Three fugitive murder suspects, one of which stands accused of sawing her victim’s body in half, were arrested for overstaying their border passes Saturday night in Myanmar and turned over to Thai authorities, police said.

Key Witnesses No-Show at Hearing for Teacher’s Retrial

NAKHON PHANOM — Key witnesses failed to appear in court Monday at a hearing for a woman seeking to overturn her conviction for a crime she says she didn’t commit.

Supreme Court Dismisses Defamation Case Against Labor Activist Hall

BANGKOK — The top court Thursday dismissed a criminal defamation case against British labor activist Andy Hall that had been brought by a local fruit canning company and the attorney general, but his suspended prison sentence in a related case still stands.

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