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Court to Weigh Gold Mine’s Defamation Case Against Thai PBS

Top: An episode of Thai PBS program ‘Citizen Reporters’ which aired Sept. 1, 2015, drew a defamation complaint against the broadcaster and its reporter...
In this April 11, 2009, file photo, anti-government leader Arisman Pongruangrong is cheered as he and others march through the 14th ASEAN Convention Center in Pattaya, Thailand. Thailand's Supreme Court has affirmed the prison sentences of 12 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement on charges related to rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009. Photo: David Longstreath / AP

High Court Affirms Guilt of 2009 Red Shirt Pattaya Rioters

BANGKOK — Thailand's Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the prison sentences of 12 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement convicted in connection with...
Vietnamese expatriates cheer while displaying placards during a rally by the Manila's baywalk before the Hague-based U.N. international arbitration tribunal is to announce its ruling on South China Sea Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Philippines. Photo: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

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.

Supreme Court Dismisses Defamation Case Against Labor Activist Hall

BANGKOK — The top court Thursday dismissed a criminal defamation case against British labor activist Andy Hall that had been brought by a local fruit canning company and the attorney general, but his suspended prison sentence in a related case still stands.

Former PM Somchai Acquitted by Supreme Court

BANGKOK — The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted former prime minister Somchai Wongsawat of malfeasance, clearing him of allegations he overstepped his power by ordering a 2008 crackdown on anti-government protesters.
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Chicken-Raising Soldier Abuse Needs Independent Probe: Activist

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Anti-corruption activist Srisuwan Janya will petition the anti-corruption commission Tuesday to investigate the alleged mistreatment of two military conscripts, reportedly ordered to raise chickens for an officer’s personal benefit.

Activists Calling for Pai Dao Din’s Freedom Charged With Contempt of Court

KHON KAEN — Four university students who have campaigned for the immediate release of lese majeste activist suspect became criminal suspects themselves.

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...

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.
Refugee soccer player Hakeem Al-Araibi, right, arrives Tuesday in Melbourne, Australia. David Crosling / Associated Press

Hakeem Release a Favor From Bahrain: Foreign Minister

BANGKOK — Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said the release of Hakeem AlAraibi was due to Bahrain’s desire for Thailand not to be in a...

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