25 Jun 2016
The 13 activists arrested for campaigning about the draft charter referendum could face up to 10 years imprisonment for ‘Vote No’ campaign. Amid presence of pro-democracy crowd in front of the courthouse, the Military Court of Bangkok at around 6:30 pm on Friday, 24 June 2016, granted to the police the custody permission to detained 13 pro-democracy activists arrested for distributing ‘Vote No’ flyers to campaign for the upcoming draft constitution referendum.
22 Jun 2016
At a trial held in camera, the Military Court has handed down a five-year jail term to a man charged with lèse majesté for uploading and sharing audio clips from the so-called anti-monarchy ‘Banpodj Network’.
21 Jun 2016
Despite the risk of several years in jail, a northern ethnic minority man with mental illness charged under the lèse majesté law has pleaded innocent and vowed to fight the case in the Military Court. The Military Court on Monday, 20 June 2016, held a deposition hearing for Sao (surname withheld due to privacy concerns), suspected of offences under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law, who claims to possess telepathic powers. Sao pleaded innocent and vowed the fight the case.
8 Jun 2016
A District Court has confirmed that the Military Court has jurisdiction over trials of anti-junta activists charged with violating the junta’s political gathering ban, saying the junta has successfully gained control of the country since the coup d’état. The Military Court of Bangkok on Tuesday, 7 June 2016, held a deposition hearing for Natchacha Kongudom, an anti-junta youth activist indicted for violating the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Head’s Order No. 3/2015. The order prohibits any political gathering of five or more persons.
6 Jun 2016
Despite faint hopes, the parents of two Facebook users initially arrested for mocking the junta leader and later charged with lѐse majesté have requested the Office of His Majesty’s Principal Private Secretary to allow bail for their children.
2 Jun 2016
One step closer to being tried by a Military Court, two embattled anti-junta academics stand firm, saying they only exercised the rights they are entitled to.
1 Jun 2016
The Criminal Court has sentenced a well-known anti-establishment red-shirt country singer to seven years and six months in prison for lèse majesté, making him promise to grow trees to honour the Thai monarchy after his release. On Wednesday morning, 1 June 2016, the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Rd, Bangkok, sentenced Thanat Thanawatcharanon, 58, aka Tom Dundee, a country singer-turned-red-shirt activist, to 15 years’ imprisonment for offences under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law.
30 May 2016
After being imprisoned for almost two years, a well-known anti-establishment red-shirt country singer recanted earlier statements and pleaded guilty to a lèse majesté charge. At the Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek Rd., Bangkok, on Monday morning, Thanat Thanawatcharanon, 58, aka Tom Dundee, a country singer-turned-red-shirt activist, pleaded guilty to an offence under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law. Thanat was indicted on two lèse majesté charges.
19 May 2016
A military court has denied bail to two critics of the junta who have been charged with lèse-majesté, citing the severity of the charge. On Thursday, 19 May 2016, the Bangkok Military Court denied bail to Harit Mahaton and Natthika Worathaiwich, charged under the lèse-majesté law, ruling that the two might obstruct the investigation process and were flight risks. Their lawyer submitted a bail request with 700,000 baht surety for each individual. Harit and Natthika were two of the eight junta critics abdu
18 May 2016
The Thai Military Court has dismissed a sedition charge against a red shirt who posted a rumour about the junta head, ruling that the post merely constitutes defamation, not the instigation of violence. On Tuesday, 17 May 2016, the Bangkok Military Court gave its ruling in the case of Rinda Parichabutr, a red shirt woman nicknamed “Lin,” 45, who was arrested on 8 July 2015 for spreading a false rumour through social networks that Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the junta leader and Prime Minister, and his wife had deposited about 10 billion baht in a secret ba
17 May 2016
The suspects in the deadly bombing at a shrine in Bangkok last year have shown the Military Court marks of torture on their bodies. “I’m not an animal. I’m human. I’m human,” one of the suspects repeated. On Tuesday, 17 May 2016, Reuters reported that Adem Karadag, a Chinese ethnic Uighur, and one of the suspects in the deadly 2015 Erawan shrine bombing, struggled and chanted to the media while officials were escorting him into the Military Court. “I’m not an animal. I’m human.
13 May 2016
After the Thai representatives to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) told other nations that Thai military courts only handle serious crimes involving civilians, Thai human rights lawyers have come up with some facts to counter the lies about the military courts.