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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

ISOC Drops Defamation Suit Over Torture Report, Raising New Concerns

BANGKOK — A criminal defamation case brought by the military against three human rights defenders will be dropped, a source within the government counterinsurgency agency said Tuesday.

Jenphop Apologizes to Families of 2 Grad Students He Killed

AYUTTHAYA — For the first time, businessman Jenphop Viraporn met with families of the two graduate students he killed in a fiery car crash four months ago, and offered an apology in person.

Jenphop Takes Stand to Discuss Drug Use, Fatal Crash

AYUTTHAYA — Jenphop Viraporn took the stand on the last day of his trial Friday to defend himself against the charges it was his recklessness to blame for the deaths of two grad students in a fiery wreck last year.
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.
Mitsutoki Shigeta, the scion of a Japanese telecom billionaire, fled Thailand soon after a police raid on a Lat Phrao condo discovered many babies stored there. Photo: Immigration Bureau

Japanese ‘Super Dad’ Wins Custody of 13 Babies Born to Thai Surrogates

BANGKOK — Several years after a ward of babies born by Thai surrogates for an eccentric Japanese millionaire set off a legal battle, a court Tuesday awarded custody of ...

Court Cuts Praewa’s Restitution to Victims by a Third

BANGKOK — A young woman who became a symbol of injustice after killing nine people in a car crash seven years ago had her court-ordered compensation reduced by nearly 10 million baht by a court Wednesday.

Accepting Compensation, Families Still Demand Jenphop’s Prosecution

AYUTTHAYA — For a second time, the suspect in a fatal wreck that killed two students last year was unable to take the stand Tuesday because of an unresolved dispute over financial restitution to one of the victim's families.
Anastasia Vashukevich poses for a picture in January by James Bond Island in southern Thailand.

Russian Court Rules in Favor of Oligarch in Disclosure Case

MOSCOW — A Russian court has ruled in favor of a billionaire linked to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort in an unauthorized disclosure of information case.

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.

Ex Tourism Chief Gets 50 Years for Taking Bribes

BANGKOK — The former head of Thailand's tourism promotion board was sentenced on Wednesday to 50 years in prison for accepting $1.8 million in bribes from two Hollywood producers to let them organize the Bangkok International Film Festival a decade ago.





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