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Court Affirms 10-Year Jail Term For Lese Majeste Convict

BANGKOK — A Court of Appeals has upheld the ten year jail sentence handed down to Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, the former editor of a pro-Redshirt magazine who has been accused of insulting the monarchy.

8 Years Since Last Thai Execution, Future of Death Penalty Uncertain

BANGKOK — Those campaigning for the abolition of the death penalty may take solace in the fact that no one has been executed for eight years. There have been no actual executions, but a senior government official said it’s simply impossible to predict when capital punishment will be abolished in Thailand.

Smaller, Subdued Crowd Awaits Yingluck Verdict

BANGKOK — It was a less boisterous crowd of supporters gathered outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear the rescheduled reading of the verdict...

Driver, Regulator to Pay 26M to Crash Victims’ Families

CHANTHABURI — A state-owned transport regulator and the heir of a van driver were ordered to pay millions of baht in compensation to the families of a traffic accident that killed dozens last year.

Banned Film ‘Shakespeare Must Die’ to Get Decision, 5 Years On

BANGKOK — Five years after it was banned by the government, the fate of a Thai adaptation of a Shakespeare play will be decided by a court next month, according to the film’s producer.

Yingluck Attorney Says Asset Seizure Should Wait as PM Threatens Supporters

BANGKOK — A lawyer for former premier Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday authorities should delay their attempt to seize her bank account assets as compensation...

Bombing Suspect Interpreter Arrested After Telling Court ‘I Worry About My Life’

BANGKOK — An interpreter for the two men being tried for last year’s Bangkok bombing was arrested this afternoon hours after testifying that he was assaulted by four men who threatened to have him deported for helping the defendants.

Massage Parlor King Wanted for Pimping Minors

BANGKOK — A court warrant was approved today for the arrest of the vice tycoon behind a brothel where 15 underage girls and trafficked sex workers were rescued in a recent raid.

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.

Online Defamation Defendants Wait on Court Action

BANGKOK — A defendant in a defamation case was surprised to learn Wednesday that charges and convictions brought under the Computer Crime Act may...

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