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    Jail, bail, Facebook feature in busy day of lese majeste prosecutions

    Published on 18/11/2014

    » A Thai radio show host has been sentenced to five years in prison for royal defamation, his lawyer said Tuesday, one of the first sentences passed by a military court for breaching the lese majeste law since May’s military coup.


    Prosecutor disappears in dubious Phuketwan trial

    News, Kingsley Abbott, Published on 04/08/2015

    » The trial of two Thailand-based journalists from the online news outlet, Phuketwan, accused of criminally defaming the Royal Thai Navy, appeared to be a very sabai sabai affair as I monitored the trial for the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) between July 14-16 in Phuket.

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    Jatuporn loses Abhisit libel case

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 03/06/2016

    » The Supreme Court Thursday reversed a ruling by the Court of Appeal and upheld the lower court's ruling sentencing red-shirt co-leader Jatuporn Prompan to six months in jail, suspended for two years, and fining him 50,000 baht for defaming former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

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    Thai radio host jailed for five years for royal defamation

    AFP, Published on 18/11/2014

    » BANGKOK - A Thai radio show host has been jailed for five years for royal defamation, his lawyer said Tuesday, one of the first sentences passed by a military court for breaching the draconian law since a May coup.


    A year to remember

    Asia focus, Published on 26/12/2016

    » From the election of "Duterte Harry" in the Philippines to the affair of the "Female Rasputin" that has gripped millions of Koreans, it's been another memorable year in Asia. A few long-running political and security soap operas also continue to play out, most notably the drama in the South China Sea. As well, there is no sign that the tragedy of the Rohingya will end anytime soon. This week, Asia Focus takes a look back at some of the events and personalities that made headlines in 2016.

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    Singer Tom Dundee acquitted of lese majeste charge

    Published on 29/06/2018

    » A court has acquitted a prominent singer of the charge of royal defamation, the second time this week the serious offence has been dropped against an activist.

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    Thaksin hit with royal slur probe

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 28/05/2015

    » Authorities have launched a lese majeste probe against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after the Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday that it has revoked his two Thai passports.

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    Ex-PM may be stripped of police rank

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 29/05/2015

    » A police panel is expected to recommend that deposed premier Thaksin Shinawatra be stripped of his police rank of lieutenant colonel for fleeing a criminal trial.

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    Silence rewarded

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 05/11/2017

    » The prosecutor of Pattani province officially dropped the army's charges under the criminal defamation and Computer Crime Act laws against three civil rights veterans who had the audacity to detail 54 incidents of torture in the deep South and publish a book about them, entitled <i>Torture</i>.

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    Freed Somyot thanks allies

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 01/05/2018

    » Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was freed yesterday after serving seven years in jail for lese majeste and defamation.

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