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Deputy Governor Blames HIV Infections on Gay TV Characters

BANGKOK — A deputy Bangkok governor is under fire for suggesting that more young men are becoming infected with HIV because there are more gay characters on television.

Police Arrest Reporter Investigating Former Police Chief

BANGKOK — An investigative journalist was arrested Wednesday night while looking to alleged graft linked to the brother of a top junta leader.

Man Gets 20 Years for Sharing Anti-Monarchy Audio Clips

BANGKOK — A 59-year-old man was sentenced to two decades in prison Wednesday for posting links to audio files critical of the monarchy on a website.

Supreme Court Rejects Activist’s Challenge to Authority of Junta Order

BANGKOK — The Supreme Court Wednesday gave an activist opposed to military rule a two-month jail term and fined him 3,000 baht for defying...

Khaosod English Reporter Charged With Sedition, Computer Crimes

BANGKOK — A reporter accused of sedition met with police Tuesday to hear the details of the charges against him.

Tillerson in Thailand as US-North Korea Tensions Mount

BANGKOK — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to arrive Tuesday to discuss issues of cooperation with the military government.

Charter Critics Still Face Prosecution, One Year Later

BANGKOK  — It’s been one year since the referendum on the junta-backed constitution was staged, but hundreds of people remain on trial for expressing their opposition to it, a civil rights watchdog said Sunday.

Active Suppression of Yingluck Supporters Before Verdict

BANGKOK — A day after hundreds gathered to support former premier Yingluck Shinawatra’s closing statement in her malfeasance trial, the deputy chief responsible for the most serious police cases launched a crackdown against the people who drove them there.

3 Junta Critics Charged With Sedition Over Facebook Posts

BANGKOK — A former energy minister met with police Friday to acknowledge a charge of sedition filed against him – the third junta critic to be accused of such this week.

Expert Says New Regulations Coerce Online Platforms to Self-Censor

BANGKOK — The final regulations written to facilitate the removal of online content under the new Computer Crime Act illustrate the government’s bid to...

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