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Refugee football player Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi leaves the criminal court Feb. 4 in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Refugee Footballer Freed by Thailand Returns to Australia

CANBERRA, Australia — A refugee football player thanked Australians on his return home Tuesday hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted...

Line Toddler Sex Group Audience Broke No Laws: Police

PHITSANULOK — The voyeurs of a Line group where a toddler was raped on live camera will not be prosecuted, but the admin is awaiting awaiting a court sentence for various charges including human trafficking.

Live Updates From Wat Dhammakhaya Raid

PATHUM THANI — The latest on the scene at Wat Dhammakaya, where police are on standby since 3am Thursday in their latest attempt to arrest former abbot Dhammachayo, wanted on embezzlement charges (all times local.)
Still image from an Energy Ministry video about saving electricity based on the 'last will and testament' scenes from legendary lakorn classic 'Baan Sai Tong.' Image: Energy Ministry / YouTube

Make a Will or Leave Loved Ones at the Mercy of Thai Law

Culturally, Thais are not really in the habit of making wills to manage and distribute assets after death, preferring to let the law take...

Wait Not Over For Loved Ones of Jailed ‘Wolf Bride’ Actress

BANGKOK — Two farmers from Phitsanulok province continued waiting outside a Bangkok women’s prison for Pornthip Munkong to go free Friday, much as they did every day last week.
An episode of Thai PBS program ‘Citizen Reporters’ which aired Sept. 1, 2015, drew a defamation complaint against its broadcaster and reporter for story about a mine-poisoned community. Image: Thai PBSvideo

Court Dismisses Defamation Suit Against Thai PBS, Reporter

Top: An episode of Thai PBS program ‘Citizen Reporters’ which aired Sept. 1, 2015, drew a defamation complaint against its broadcaster and reporter for...

Overruling Police, Military Indicts Activist’s Mother for Insulting Monarchy

BANGKOK — Military court prosecutors Friday indicted a 39-year-old woman on a charge of royal defamation charge, despite a recent recommendation by police the case be dropped.

Activists Hope Constitutional Court Affirms Right to Campaign

BANGKOK — The leader of 100 academics and activists who petitioned the Constitutional Court over a law which criminalized campaigning in the run-up to the charter referendum gives even odds the court will roll it back when it rules on its constitutionality on Wednesday.

Inquiry Over Faulty Parachutes That Killed 2 Cops Going Nowhere: Lawyer

BANGKOK — Families of police cadets Nattawut Tirasuwansuk and Chayakorn Puttachaiyong watched in horror as the pair plunged to their deaths during a parachute training exercise that went horribly wrong two years ago.

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.”

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