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Justice Ministry Rules Out Death Penalty For Rapists

The Justice Ministry says it has no plan to execute rapists who murder their victims, saying such a harsh penalty would provoke more rapists to kill.

Madman or Idealist, Activist Facing 10 Years for Tearing Ballot Has No Regrets

BANGKOK — Just over a year ago, Piyarat Chongthep stared down a security officer as he ripped his ballot in half while shouting “Down...
Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali Al-Araibi in lockup at Suvarnabhumi Airport in November. Photo: Human Rights Watch / Courtesy

Thailand Begins Extradition of Bahraini Football Player

Update: Bahraini Football Player Moved to Jail Before Extradition Hearing (Video) BANGKOK — Thai authorities have approved an arrest warrant for a detained Bahraini footballer with...

‘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.

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.

Poisoned Lives: After 13 Years, Klity Community Prevails Over Lead Mine

KANCHANABURI — One of Thailand’s longest-running cases of environmental litigation ended after 13 years Thursday with ethnic villagers prevailing over the company which sickened them by dumping lead into their water supply.

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.

These Are Top Trials to Look Out For in 2017

BANGKOK — Whenever high-profile crime and calamity strikes, public attention is captivated for a while, criminal investigations are launched, and then the whole thing fades away. Sometimes the public does not find out how the cases ended.

Supporters Mostly Relieved as Yingluck Flees Thailand

BANGKOK — Supporters of fugitive former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday flooded Facebook with messages of sympathy and relief after learning that their idol had fled the kingdom.

Cop Recounts Hunt For Bangkok Bombers as Long-Delayed Trial Opens

BANGKOK — A police investigator told a military court Tuesday how police tracked down the two Uighur men accused of staging a bomb attack that killed 20 people last year.

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