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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.

Translator in Bombing Trial Says He’s a Marked Man

BANGKOK — The volunteer court interpreter for the two Uighur men on trial for last year’s bombing of the Erawan Shrine said he is innocent of drug charges and worried about his safety, as police contend preliminary results speak to his guilt.

Constitutional Court Agrees to Review Repressive Referendum Law

BANGKOK — The Constitutional Court agreed Wednesday to review the law which effectively banned any kind of campaigning for the upcoming vote on the new constitution.

Sentenced for Act of Rebellion, Punk ‘Anarchy’ Vandal Says Justice Unserved

BANGKOK — Though his own case reached its end Wednesday inside the same building he was charged with defacing, a punk musician said the injustice which motivated him is unchanged.
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For Beating British Family Senseless, 4 Men Sentenced to 2 Years

Four men convicted of beating three British tourists senseless during Thai New Year celebrations have been sentenced to two years in jail each.

Bombing Trial Interpreter to Face Drug Charges in Court

BANGKOK — An interpreter for the two men accused of carrying out last year’s deadly Bangkok bombing will be taken to court as a...

Bombing Suspects’ Interpreter Says Cops Plant Drugs on Him

An interpreter for the two men on trial for last year's deadly bombing in Bangkok denied he was carrying drugs when police arrested him Wednesday after he testified in their trial.

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.

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.

Koh Tao Murders: Lawyers Appeal Against Death Sentences

By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Pairat Temphairojana
Reuters

BANGKOK — Lawyers filed an appeal on Monday against the conviction of two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death in Thailand for the 2014 murder of two British backpackers on a holiday island, another twist in a case mired in controversy and dispute.

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