18 Feb 2016
The Thai police have denied allegations that they tortured suspects in the 2015 Erawan shrine bombing, while hinting that they might press charges against a lawyer of one of the suspects, saying that he allegedly caused damage to the nation. On Wednesday, 17 February 2016, the chief investigator into the deadly 2015 Erawan shrine bombing denied allegations that one of the suspects, Adem Karadag, a Chinese ethnic Uighur, was tortured to force a confession.
13 Jan 2016
The Bangkok South Criminal Court today confiscated the passport of British migrant rights defender Andy Hall and imposed on him a travel ban, following a temporary bail request submission. The bail request was made in advance of Hall’s official indictment next week on 18th January for an internationally monitored criminal defamation and computer crimes case brought against him by Thai pineapple exporter Natural Fruit Company Ltd.
21 Dec 2015
The Military Court has halted hearings in the case of a red shirt accused of sedition for defaming the junta’s leader because of disputed jurisdiction on the case.
17 Dec 2015
Child rights organisations have urged a gold mine operator in Thailand’s northeast to drop a criminal defamation lawsuit against a 10th grade student for allegations that the company polluted her village. On Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 22 civil society organisations on child rights and protection issued a joint statement, urging Tungkam Co. Ltd., a gold mining company operating in Wang Saphung District of northeastern Loei Province, to drop a lawsuit against Wanphen Khunna, a grade 10 student from Si Songkhram School in the district.
14 Dec 2015
The operator of a controversial gold mine in Loei Province in Isan, Thailand’s Northeast, has sued a high school student for defamation. On Sunday, 13 December 2015, Wanphen Khunna, a grade 10 student from Si Songkhram School and her family, natives of Khao Luang Subdistrict, Wang Saphung District, Loei Province, received a letter from Loei office of the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection, summoning Wanphen and her family members for interrogation.
11 Dec 2015
The head of a remand facility has accused Prachatai news website of criminal defamation and violations the 2007 Computer Crime Act for reporting mistaken facts about a lèse majesté and sedition suspect arrested for posting infographics about Rajabhakti Park. On Friday, 11 December 2015, Boonyarak Boonyatikarn, Head of the Remand Facility at the 11th Military Circle Base on, Bangkok, filed a complaint with the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) against the Prachatai website.
1 Sep 2015
A provincial court in southern Thailand has dismissed defamation charges against two journalists accused of defaming the Royal Thai Navy for reporting an allegation that ‘Thai naval forces’ were involved in trafficking Rohingya.
24 Aug 2015
The Thai criminal court has accepted another defamation case against Andy hall, a well-known advocate for migrant worker rights, who is accused of defaming a canned fruit company. On Monday morning, 24 July 2015, Bangkok’s Southern Criminal Court accepted a criminal defamation case against Andy Hall, a well-known human rights defender who advocates migrant worker rights, who is also accused of offenses under Article 14 of the 2007 Computer Crime Act.
5 Aug 2015
A Buddhist monk from a well-known temple has filed defamation charges against a newspaper columnist for mocking him on social media over his hair-style. According to ASTV Manager, Venerable Aphichat Promjan, the chief lecturer monk of Benjamabophit Temple, a Bangkok temple under royal patronage, on Tuesday, 4 August 2015, filed a complaint at Dusit Police Station concerning offences under the 2007 Computer Crime Act against Panthip Teeraneat, a columnist of Matichon Newspaper.
13 Jul 2015
Anti-junta activists and others gathered at Bangkok Remand Prison to urge the release of an anti-establishment red shirt single mother charged with sedition for posting a false rumour about the Thai junta leader.
23 Apr 2015
The Criminal Court has accepted a criminal defamation charge filed against a law academic for allegedly defaming a former President of the Supreme Administrative Court. The prosecutor at Bangkok’s Ratchada Criminal Court on Thursday indicted Phuttipong Ponganekgul, a law academic and part time lecturer at Siam and Kasetsart universities in Bangkok, for allegedly posting defamatory pictures and messages on the internet against Hatsawut Widitwiriyakun, a former President of the Supreme Administrative Court.