Devil's Discus

2016-09-15 14:10
The court has sentenced a bookseller to two years in jail for selling a banned book on the killing of King Ananda, a former king and older brother of the current King. The Southern Bangkok Criminal Court on 15 September 2016 read the Supreme Court’s verdict on the lèse majesté case of a 67-year-old man referred to as Defendant U.
2015-04-26 20:34
The appeal court last week gave a bookseller two years in jail for selling a banned book on the killing of King Ananda, a former king and older brother of the current King. He had earlier been acquitted by the court of first instance.    The appeal court on Thursday sentenced Defendant U. (name and last name withheld at the defendant’s request) to three years in jail, but since his testimony was beneficial to the case, the jail term was reduced by one third.    Defendant U.
2015-04-22 12:40
The Appeal Court on Wednesday sentenced a 66-year-old bookseller to three years in jail under the lèse majesté law for selling a banned book with the jail term reduced by one third. Bangkok’s Southern Criminal Court on Wednesday morning overturned the Court of First Instance’s ruling to acquit a defendant accused under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, known as the lèse majesté law, and sentenced him to three years imprisonment. The defendant prefers to be referred to as defendant U. due to privacy concerns.
2014-04-18 19:36
  The Criminal Court on Thursday acquitted a 65-year-old vendor of a charge of lèse majesté. He had been arrested for selling the banned book ‘The Devil’s Discus’ at yellow shirt rallies in 2006.
2014-04-17 15:48
The Criminal Court on Thursday acquitted a 65-year-old vendor of a charge of lèse majesté. He had been arrested for selling the banned book ‘Devil’s Discus’ at yellow shirt rallies in 2006.
2014-02-16 12:28
  A Thai court has ordered the trial on a lèse majesté case involving a book about the mysterious death of King Rama VIII to be held in camera.  The defendant, which only sold the book, faces maximum jail term of 15 years.
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