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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.

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.

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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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 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.

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...

Junta Revokes Military Trials for Civilians

BANGKOK — Civilians will no longer be tried by the military after the junta Monday revoked orders passed since it seized power over two years ago.

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.

Redshirt Leader Arisman Jailed 1 Year for Defaming Former PM Abhisit

BANGKOK — A Redshirt leader and former folk singer was sentenced Friday to one year in jail without suspension by the Supreme Court for defaming the former prime minister.

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