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Civil Court Rejects City’s Challenge to BTS Accessibility Suit

BANGKOK — The Civil Court said Thursday it has the authority to consider a class-action suit filed against City Hall for failing to make the BTS Skytrain system accessible to people with disabilities.

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.
Thanat Thanawatcharanon, aka Tom Dundee, is led into the Bangkok Military Court on July 11.

Singer ‘Tom Dundee’ Acquitted of Royal Defamation

BANGKOK — A court on Friday has acquitted a prominent singer of the charge of royal defamation, the second time this week a case of such a serious offense has been dropped against an activist.

Appeals Court Upholds Death Penalty for Koh Tao Murders

KOH SAMUI — The Appeals Court on Wednesday announced its decision to uphold the death sentences for two migrant workers convicted of a brutal...

Jenphop Jailed for Crash That Killed 2 Grad Students

AYUTTHAYA — The court on Wednesday convicted businessman Jenphop Viraporn for a car crash that killed two grad students a year ago.

Former Jet-Setting Monk Stripped of Robe Upon Arrival in Thailand

BANGKOK — When a fugitive former monk landed in Thailand on Wednesday night, the first thing authorities did was order him to remove his...

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.

Politicians Charged for ‘Distorting Constitution’ in Private Letters

BANGKOK — Eleven people, including former politicians and local officials, are under arrest for allegedly misrepresenting the new constitution draft that will be put to a referendum this Sunday.

Charges Dropped Against Historian Over ‘Elephant Duel’

BANGKOK — All charges were dropped Wednesday morning against a renowned social critic and historian who questioned whether an ancient story of a Thai king’s elephant battle was apocryphal.

Yingluck Attorney Says Asset Seizure Should Wait as PM Threatens Supporters

BANGKOK — A lawyer for former premier Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday authorities should delay their attempt to seize her bank account assets as compensation...



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