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4 Aug 2022
The unelected Senate has voted 146-38 not to appoint Prof Arayah Preechametta to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). The meeting minutes are confidential.
4 Aug 2022
On Tuesday, the Court handed out one-year jail sentences to 7 defendants arrested for participating in a protest on 11 August 2021. The seven were found to have disrupted public order, a violation of emergency decree provisions enacted for purposes of disease control. The ruling raises concerns the decrees are being broadly interpreted in order to stifle political dissent.
4 Aug 2022
From 30 September, Wichit Leethamchayo will no longer serve as a Supreme Court judge after he was found to have joined pro-democracy protests. 
3 Aug 2022
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the army to pay multi-million baht compensation to the family of a soldier who drowned during a combat training course 7 years ago, affirming a previous ruling that found the drill instructors guilty of gross negligence.
2 Aug 2022
An activist was arrested on Saturday night (30 July) and temporarily detained pending investigation on a royal defamation charge for speaking at a protest on 28 July to demand the release of detained activists.
28 Jul 2022
The Supreme Court has sentenced an indigenous Karen woman to 2 years and 8 months in prison for encroaching on National Park land despite pleas that the piece of land was passed down through her family.
28 Jul 2022
A factory worker has been sentenced to 6 years in prison on charges of royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act over two of 7 Facebook posts made in late 2020 – early 2021.
27 Jul 2022
Although wearing black is not a crime in Thailand, a meeting chaired by the Police Chief on 26 July called on police around the country to monitor a movement to wear black on 28 July to mark the birthday celebrations of King Vajiralongkorn.
27 Jul 2022
A hardline royalist activist launched a legal action on Monday against an opposition party for voicing concern during a recent parliamentary debate over the indiscriminate use of the royal defamation law. 
26 Jul 2022
The Save Na Bon group is returning home after 9 straight days of protest following a promise from the government to form another committee to conduct a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of a project to construct two biomass power plants in their community. 
22 Jul 2022
7 activists from the activist group Thalufah were denied bail on Tuesday (19 July), after the public prosecutor decided to indict them on charges relating to a protest at the Democrat Party headquarters on 30 July 2021.
22 Jul 2022
On the third day of the parliamentary no-confidence debate, a Move Forward Party MP has claimed 5 more victims of state-sponsored spyware attacks using Pegasus.

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