NCPO Announcement No. 37/2014
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.
24 Sep 2015
The military and criminal courts for the first time have disagreed over which court should have the jurisdiction to try a lèse majesté suspect. The Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, on Tuesday, 22 September 2015, ruled that it has jurisdiction over the case of 52-year-old Sirapop (surname withheld due to privacy concerns), suspected of offenses under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law.
12 Mar 2015
Pro-democracy activists charged with defying the Thai junta’s orders have submitted a statement to the court of justice, urging the judicial authorities not to let military courts try civilians. Four activists from Resistant Citizen, a pro-democracy activist group, on Thursday afternoon submitted a statement to Bangkok’s Ratchadaphisek Criminal Court to call for the court of justice to resist the junta’s orders in letting military courts try civilian defendants.