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Gruesome Murder Suspects Arrested in Myanmar, Extradited

CHIANG RAI — Three fugitive murder suspects, one of which stands accused of sawing her victim’s body in half, were arrested for overstaying their border passes Saturday night in Myanmar and turned over to Thai authorities, police said.
Supporters give flowers to British human rights activist Andy Hall in 2016 at the Supreme Court in Bangkok. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Court Acquits British Labor Rights Activist Hall

BANGKOK — An appeals court on Thursday dismissed criminal defamation charges against British labor activist Andy Hall, whose research was the basis for a report on labor abuses at a pineapple factory in southern Thailand.
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...

Army General, Police, Ringleaders Found Guilty in Rohingya Death Camp Trial

BANGKOK — The Criminal Court on Wednesday convicted Wednesday the ringleader and dozens of other defendants linked to a mass human trafficking ring behind a Rohingya death camp raided in 2015.

Driver, Regulator to Pay 26M to Crash Victims’ Families

CHANTHABURI — A state-owned transport regulator and the heir of a van driver were ordered to pay millions of baht in compensation to the families of a traffic accident that killed dozens last year.

Wheelchair Rally to File Class-Action Lawsuit Over BTS Accessibility at Court

BANGKOK — Some had no legs and propelled themselves along. Some were paralyzed and pushed by companions. A few zipped along under electric power.

Labor Activist Hall Found Guilty of Defaming Fruit Company

BANGKOK — Migrant rights activist Andy Hall was found guilty Tuesday of defaming a fruit company in a 2013 report for a Finnish NGO on abuse of its workers.

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.

Ever-Expanding Contempt of Court Law Worries Lawyers

BANGKOK —  On Monday, a court fined prominent transparency activist Srisuwan Janya 700,000 baht. He was found guilty of the same offense that in...

Koh Tao Resort Accused of Land Encroachment

KOH TAO — A popular cliffside resort on Koh Tao famous for its water slide has been accused of land encroachment, authorities said Wednesday.

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