20 Jun 2017
Doctors who examined the body of a soldier who allegedly died from ill-treatment during military training testified that he was left drowning for at least five minutes. The Civil Court on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, held witness hearings from 13-15 June 2017 on the death of Sub Lt Sanan Thongdinok, who drowned to death on 6 June 2015 while swimming as part of the King’s Guard Regiment training course.
2 Feb 2017
Co-leaders of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), an anti-election movement, will pay nearly 96 million baht in compensation for damage caused during unrest in 2014. On 31 January 2017, the Civil Court of Justice ruled that five leaders of the PDRC were guilty of trespassing on the offices of both the Ministry of Energy and the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT), during the movement’s ‘Bangkok Shutdown’ in 2014.
9 Nov 2016
The Supreme Court has sentenced a pro-democracy lecturer from Thammasat University to one month imprisonment for contempt of court. On 8 November 2016, the Civil Court on Ratchadapisek Rd., Bangkok, read the verdict of the Supreme Court, sentencing Sudsa-nguan Sutheesorn, a lecturer at the Social Administration Faculty of Thammasat University, to one month imprisonment without suspension of the jail term. The Supreme Court confirmed the verdict of the Court of First Instance.
21 Jul 2016
The Civil Court has ruled to shut down an Islamic school in Thailand’s restive Deep South, alleging that it supported Muslim Malay insurgents, although the Criminal Court previously found the school executives not guilty. On Thursday, 21 July 2016, the Bangkok Civil Court made a decision to confiscate the land owned by Islam Burapha School, a pondok school in Narathiwat Province, in Thailand’s Deep South, reasoning that the school gave support to the separatist movement, BBC Thai
11 Jul 2016
The Civil Court has dismissed a case brought by Prachatai against the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) for shutting down the website during the 2010 political violence; the Director says Prachatai will appeal as the verdict does not answer the question why the website faced a shutdown over a report that also appeared in other media.
7 Jun 2016
The mother and wife of a soldier who allegedly died from ill-treatment during military training have filed a civil lawsuit against the Royal Thai Army. At the Civil Court on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, on Monday, 6 June 2016, Wan Thongdinok, the mother of Sub Lt Sanan Thongdinok, together with Thanyarat Wannasathit, Sanan’s wife, filed a charge against the Royal Thai Army under the 1996 Act on Liability of Abuse of Officials over the death of Sub Lt Sanan.
24 Dec 2015
The Civil Court has fined three anti-election demonstrators almost one million for barricading the Interior Ministry and Department of Provincial Administration (DPA) buildings in Bangkok. The Civil Court on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, on Wednesday, 23 December 2015, found Somsak Kosaisuk, Komsan Thongsiri, and Sawit Kaewwan, three key leaders of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) anti-election protest, guilty of barricading the Interior Ministry and DPA buildings during the PDRC protest prior to the 2014 coup d’état.
20 Feb 2015
The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the decision of the Appeal Court to accept Prachatai’s lawsuit against the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) for unfairly blocking the news website for almost nine months in the wake of the 2010 political violence. The Supreme Court’s decision allows a civil case between Prachatai as plaintiff and MICT and the Finance Ministry as defendants to go to trial. Five years ago, when the anti-establishment red-shirt supporters staged mass demonstrations in March-May 2010, th
19 Mar 2014
The Civil Court has summoned red-shirt activists for making fun of the Court after its ruling that the demonstrations of the anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) were peaceful. A woman caricatures Lady Justice in front of the Civil Court building.
24 Feb 2014
On February 18, the world that watches the BBC saw a grenade thrown at police at Phan Fa bridge which a police officer unsuccessfully (but ‘heretically’, according to a PDRC tweet and I hope that’s just a blooper and he meant ‘heroically’) tried to kick away.