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Thanat “Tom Dundee” Thanavacharanon on July 16.

Singer ‘Tom Dundee’ Freed After Serving Five Years for Lese-Majeste

BANGKOK — A singer-turned-activist who spent five years in prison for defaming the monarchy was released Wednesday morning. Thanat Thanavacharanon, or Tom Dundee, was greeted...
Premchai Karnasuta exits the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Case Region VII court on June 11, 2019.

Premchai Sentenced to Jail for Bribery in Black Panther Case

SAMUT SONGKHRAM — A construction tycoon was sentenced to a year in prison for bribery in a high-profile case involving the hunting of a...

Future Forward Strikes Back Against Anti-Monarchy Claim

BANGKOK — Accused of defaming the monarchy by a royal descendant, the Future Forward Party hit back Wednesday with a pair of libel lawsuits, saying its reputation was at stake in the run-up to Election Day.

Yellowshirt Leaders Get 8 Months For Seizing Gov House

BANGKOK — Six Yellowshirt leaders convicted for their roles in seizing the Government House over a decade ago were sentenced to eight months in jail by the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning.

Gunman in 2017 Dealership Raid Sentenced to Die

SONGKHLA — One of several gunmen accused of stealing pickup trucks at gunpoint and killing a hostage was sentenced to death Tuesday by a southern court.
Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi, center, leaves the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. The soccer player who has refugee status in Australia told a Thai court Monday that he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain, which has asked for his return to serve a prison sentence for a crime he denies committing. Photo: Wason Wanichakorn / AP

Hakeem Case Different from Rahaf, ‘Big Joke’ Says

BANGKOK — Hakeem AlAraibi and Rahaf Alqunun are two different cases, the head of Thai immigration said Monday as pressure mounts for Thailand to...
Premchai Karnasuta, far left, sits in the campsite where he was found on Feb. 5 with the remains of a leopard, panther and other wildlife in the Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province.

Date Set For ‘Black Panther’ Poaching Verdict

BANGKOK — One year after a construction tycoon and three of his associates were arrested on poaching charges, the verdict for his court case was given after final arguments were heard Friday.
Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali AlAraibi led in handcuffs at the Thai Criminal Court.

Bahraini Football Player Moved to Jail Before Extradition Hearing (Video)

BANGKOK — A Bahraini football player and political refugee has been placed in prison after the Criminal Court extended his detention another two months...
Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali Al-Araibi in lockup at Suvarnabhumi Airport in November. Photo: Human Rights Watch / Courtesy

Thailand Begins Extradition of Bahraini Football Player

Update: Bahraini Football Player Moved to Jail Before Extradition Hearing (Video) BANGKOK — Thai authorities have approved an arrest warrant for a detained Bahraini footballer with...
A machete, hunting gears discovered along with four bearcat paws Oct. 7 at Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi province.

Poaching Suspects Post Bail as Park Rangers Seek More Evidence

KANCHANABURI — A dozen suspects posted bail Tuesday after they were arrested and found with hunting gear and bearcat paws in their vehicles in Sai Yok National Park.

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