March 20, 2015
by Emelina Perez
The Bangkok Military Court on Friday sentenced 67-year-old Opas Chansuksai to 18 months in prison for insulting the monarchy under the nation's lese majeste laws. Chansuksai was arrested for insulting King Bhumibol Adulyadej in bathroom graffitti last October, and later confessed to the charges. ...[read more]
March 19, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
The Thailand Supreme Court announced Thursday that former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra will stand trial for negligence over the government's rice subsidy scheme. The hearing will take place May 19, and she could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. Yingluck denied culpability in a ...[read more]
March 17, 2015
by Addison Morris
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha called Tuesday for a limit to the use of martial law that has been in place since May. Under martial law, all political protests have been banned and the military possesses unbridled authority to arrest and detain citizens. Prayuth stressed that the Thai ...[read more]
March 16, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
Four Thai activists will face military court on charges of violating junta orders banning public gatherings. The activists are members of a group called Resistant Citizen, which has held demonstrations around Bangkok protesting against military rule. Prosecutors have asked the men to report on ...[read more]
March 5, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A Thai court issued a four-year prison sentence to 15 members of the political group United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), known as the Red Shirts, on Thursday, following a conviction for inciting riots in 2009. The Red Shirts are a political group that supports former prime ...[read more]
February 27, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
The parents Thailand's former crown princess Srirasmi Suwadee were arrested Friday after confessing to defamation of the royal family in violation of the nation's lese majeste law. The law, which criminalizes defamation to protect the royal family, carries with it a maximum sentence of 15 years ...[read more]
February 23, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
The Thailand Criminal Court on Monday sentenced two activists to 30 months in prison for insulting the monarchy under the country's strict lese-majeste laws. The two activists are a 24-year old female and 27-year-old male who were involved in a play called "The Wolf Bride" at Bangkok's Thamnast ...[read more]
February 19, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
Thailand's attorney general filed criminal charges on Thursday against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra over the country's controversial rice subsidy program. Yingluck, Thailand's first female prime minister, could be sentenced to 10 years in prison if found guilty of negligence. Under ...[read more]
February 13, 2015
by Valerie Howell
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged Thailand's National Legislative Assembly to reject a proposed amendment to the Military Court Act that would allow the government to detain civilians up to 84 days without charging them of a crime. The proposed amendment comes after last year's military ...[read more]
January 28, 2015
by William Helbling
A Bangkok Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced "Red Shirt" supporter Jatuporn Prompan to two years in prison for defaming former prime minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva. Prompan was charged with defamation for accusing Abhisit of ordering the killings of protesters and taking action in ...[read more]

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