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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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.

Facebookers Denied Bail Again, Despite Million-Baht Bond Money

BANGKOK — Two people accused of insulting the monarchy in private chat messages were denied bail a fifth time yesterday, despite offering to post a million baht bond.

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.

Kitten-Killing Thonglor Moto Taxi Gets 18 Months

BANGKOK — A Thonglor motorbike taxi driver was sent to jail for 18 months Thursday morning for killing nine kittens he adopted online.

Cambodian Charged With Murder in Government Critic’s Killing

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A former Cambodian soldier has been charged with murder in the killing of a prominent government critic, an attack that has raised accusations of a political conspiracy.

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.

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.)

Socialite Accused of Flaunting Royal Title Goes to Jail

BANGKOK — The Criminal Court on Thursday ordered a businesswoman to be imprisoned for 12 days as she awaits trial on several grave offenses, including, most notably, insulting the monarchy.

Activists Sue Security Forces Over 2015 Rally Crackdown

BANGKOK — A group of pro-democracy activists on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the authorities alleging they used excessive force during a crackdown on a 2015 political gathering in the capital.

Pattaya Sex Show Touts Arrested For Harassment, False Advertising

PATTAYA — Soldiers and local officials arrested 16 people Monday night holding laminated cards promising salacious entertainment at Pattaya’s infamous sex shows.

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