16 Mar 2011
The Criminal Court has given a ruling that Thantawut Thaweewarodomkul, the web designer of Nor Por Chor USA, is guilty under Section 112 of the Criminal Code (lese majeste) and Computer Crime Act (CCA), and sentenced him to 13 years’ imprisonment, 10 for lese majeste and 3 for computer crimes.
14 Mar 2011
The case of Khun “Pla” (ปลา), a freelance media writer, arrested by police handing out information on 112 at the UDD rally on Saturday needs to be highlighted, not for the case itself (though that is important) but the manner in which she was arrested. Depressingly, she was handed over to the police by seven rude UDD guards (three were actually police hired as UDD guards) who then took her to the police station between 6-7 hours until after the demonstration finished and then released.
14 Mar 2011
A red-shirt woman was seized and taken to the police by guards of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship during the rally on Saturday when she was distributing leaflets containing information about Article 112, or the lèse majesté law, and royal assets.
8 Mar 2011
(Hong Kong, March 8, 2011) Two United Nations experts have sent "a letter of allegation" concerning the case of Chiranuch Premchaiporn, the webmaster on trial in Bangkok for charges of lese-majesty and computer crime, one has revealed in a new report.
2 Mar 2011
On 1 Mar, the Appeals Court denied bail to Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul, citing the same reasons as Court of First Instance, which had dismissed the bail request on 23 Feb, that the alleged offences carry severe penalties and affect the revered monarchy, and that she might flee.
1 Mar 2011
Arrest warrants have been issued for 5 suspects and another 30 more are in the pipeline.
28 Feb 2011
The mainstream Thai mass media faces a complex set of challenges ranging from legal barriers and political bias to other internal problems that prevent it from protecting the public interest and advancing freedom and democracy, Thailand's first Asian Media Barometer report has found.
26 Feb 2011
The parliamentary debate on the government's second-year performance report was dominated by nearly four hours of argument about whether the government had done enough to protect the monarchy, especially in the case of one particular WikiLeaks' cable.
23 Feb 2011
The Criminal Court has approved a police request to remand Surachai Danwatthananusorn for 12 days.
22 Feb 2011
Democrat MP Watchara Petthong has filed lèse majesté charges against Thaksin Shinawatra, Robert Amsterdam and editor of the Same Sky magazine Thanapol Eawsakul for the publication of the Thai version of the White Paper.
18 Feb 2011
Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul has again been denied bail.
18 Feb 2011
On 14 Feb, Suriyan Kokpuey, 29, was sentenced to 6 years and one month in jail, and, as he pleaded guilty, his jail term was commuted by half.