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Koh Tao Murders: Lawyers Appeal Against Death Sentences

By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Pairat Temphairojana
Reuters

BANGKOK — Lawyers filed an appeal on Monday against the conviction of two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death in Thailand for the 2014 murder of two British backpackers on a holiday island, another twist in a case mired in controversy and dispute.

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.

International Tribunal Finds No Historic Basis for Chinese Claims Behind ‘Nine-Dash Line’

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government welcomed a ruling that rejects China's 'nine-dash line' claiming much of the South China Sea.

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.

Son of Suthep Convicted of Island-Damaging Land Development

BANGKOK — The son of an anti-corruption crusader was sentenced to three years in jail Wednesday for extensively developing protected forest land on Koh Samui 16 years ago.

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.

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...

Appeals Court Upholds Death Penalty for Koh Tao Murders

KOH SAMUI — The Appeals Court on Wednesday announced its decision to uphold the death sentences for two migrant workers convicted of a brutal...

Bangkok Bombing Trial: Defendants Protest Chinese Interpreters

BANGKOK — As the trial began Tuesday against two Uighur men accused of bombing a Bangkok shrine in the worst single terror attack in modern Thai history, the court-approved interpreter did not know the word “shrine.”

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.

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