2007 Computer Crimes Act
27 Mar 2014
The Appeal Court on Wednesday affirmed the decision of the Court of the First Instance, finding Surapak P. not guilty of creating a lèse majesté Facebook profile, parodying the oath of succession of the monarch, and of posting defamatory messages against the King on the Facebook profile.
26 Mar 2014
The Appeal Court on Wednesday affirmed the decision of the Court of the First Instance, finding Surapak P. not guilty of creating a lèse majesté Facebook page, parodying the oath of succession of the monarch.
5 Mar 2014
The Appeal Court on Wednesday sentenced Katha P., a former stockbroker, to two years and eight months in jail for posting rumours about HM the King’s state of health which, the court said, led to a sharp fall in the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in 2009.
30 Jan 2014
Saudi Arabian lèse majesté convict Ibrahim A. was released from jail last week after receiving a royal pardon. He was sentenced to two years in jail for posting rumours about the king’s health on an investors’ webboard in August 2010. He is about to be apart from his Thai wife and young son because of deportation.
12 Dec 2013
Thai Criminal Court on Thursday handed out an unprecedented lèse majesté ruling, sentencing a man to jail for an attempt to insult the royal family because insulting messages and photos of the royal family were found in his computer.
29 Oct 2013
Reporters Without Borders has asked the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to change its approach to updating the Computer Crime Act of 2007. The law already authorizes the government to arrest journalists and bloggers for political reasons. If a newly proposed amendment were adopted, the government would have even more latitude to muzzle the independent and opposition media.
14 Jul 2013
This is Thanthawut’s account of his day of release, originally published in Thai on Prachatai on 12 July 2013. He describes the process he went through on the day of his release and his experience of the pardon. This is a story of Thanthawut’s walk through the series of barred, iron doors that led him from inside the walls of the prison to the world of freedom outside.
26 Dec 2012
On 25 Dec, the Criminal Court found Katha Pachariyaphong guilty on two counts under the 2007 Computer Crimes Act and sentenced him to 6 years in prison, but reduced the prison term to 4 years due to his guilty plea.
15 Dec 2012
The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology has blocked a page of the Nitirat website which published the first declaration of the People’s Party after the overthrow of the Absolute Monarchy in 1932.
1 Dec 2012
The Criminal Court is likely to deliver its ruling by the end of this year on a case in which a stockbroker has been prosecuted for posting comments on Same Sky or Fah Diew Kan webboard in 2009.
6 Oct 2012
Chiranuch Premchaiporn, Director of Prachatai, has appealed against the court verdict which found her guilty under the cyber crime law.
4 Aug 2012
After serving about 2 years and 4 months in prison, Nat Sattayapornpisut was released on 19 April this year. He was jailed for sending e-mails to a foreign friend containing links to some materials available on the internet deemed offensive to the Thai monarchy.