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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sentenced for Act of Rebellion, Punk ‘Anarchy’ Vandal Says Justice Unserved

BANGKOK — Though his own case reached its end Wednesday inside the same building he was charged with defacing, a punk musician said the injustice which motivated him is unchanged.

After Taiwan Stop, Fugitive Red Bull Heir’s Path a Mystery

BANGKOK — With the clock about to run out on a hit-and-run charge, the whereabouts of an heir to the Red Bull energy-drink empire...

Bangkok Gov Sues Auditor for Going Public With Corruption Allegations

BANGKOK — Bangkok Gov. Sukhumbhand Paribatra sued a top government auditor Tuesday for publicly implicating him in collusion over a lavish city event.

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.

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.

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.

Court Cuts Praewa’s Restitution to Victims by a Third

BANGKOK — A young woman who became a symbol of injustice after killing nine people in a car crash seven years ago had her court-ordered compensation reduced by nearly 10 million baht by a court Wednesday.

Constitutional Court Agrees to Review Repressive Referendum Law

BANGKOK — The Constitutional Court agreed Wednesday to review the law which effectively banned any kind of campaigning for the upcoming vote on the new constitution.

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.

Singer Gets 7 Years for Lese Majeste, Must Write ‘Reconciliation Song’

BANGKOK — A singer-turned-activist was sentenced today by the Criminal Court to seven and a half years in prison for defaming the monarchy, and instructed to author a song promoting national reconciliation after he has served his time.

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