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Pita Limjaroenrat, former leader of Thailand’s progressive opposition Move Forward Party (MPF), on Sunday announced nine defenses for fighting the case pending at the Constitutional Court which could lead to the dissolution of the party. Limjaroenrat’s party is facing a petition from the Election Commission for proposing to amend the country’s royal insult law, also known [...]

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Thailand’s attorney general decided on Wednesday to indict former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra for allegedly insulting the monarchy in an interview he conducted in 2015 with a foreign media outlet, the attorney general’s spokesman told reporters in a press conference. The case against Thaksin Shinawatra started in 2015 when Deputy Defence Minister Gen Udomdej Sitabutr [...]

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Thai activist musician Chai-amorn Kaewwiboonpan was sentenced by the Criminal courts on Monday to four years of imprisonment for actions deemed insulting to Thailand’s monarchy and for violating the country’s Computer Crime Act. The charges stem from an incident in 2021 where Chai-amorn publicly admitted to burning a portrait of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn. He [...]

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Thailand’s National Museum hosted a welcome-home ceremony on Tuesday for two ancient statues illegally trafficked from Thailand by a British antiquities collector and returned from the collection of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met). The 129-centimeter statue called the “Golden Boy” was long thought to be a Hindu statue of Shiva. However, archaeologist Tanongsak [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned Thailand against unlawful targeting of dissidents and migrants from neighbouring countries in a new report on Thursday. The report condemns Thai authorities for assisting neighbouring countries in detaining dissidents and refugees and engaging in “Transnational Repression”. According to the report, the country engaged in unlawful acts against refugees, dissidents and [...]

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“Does a former president enjoy presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office, and if so, to what extent?” This is the latest question the Supreme Court is grappling with that will have a direct impact on a leading candidate ahead of what are expected to [...]

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Members of the Palestinian Civil Defense, an emergency response group in Palestine, called on the United Nations and the international community to conduct an independent investigation of mass graves at Gaza’s Nasser and al-Shifa hospitals in a press conference on Thursday. The officials also called for a halt to the fighting and for a surge [...]

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