2 Dec 2012
Nearly half a year ago, a group of family members affected by the controversial lese majeste law decided to form The Network of Family Members and Peoples Affected by Article 112.
3 Nov 2012
A Bangkok court acquitted the netizen Surapak Phuchaisaeng two days ago of charges of insulting the king (lèse-majesté), for which he had been remanded in custody since September last year.
2 Nov 2012
On 31 October 2012, Thailand’s Criminal Court in Bangkok dismissed charges against Mr. Surapak P., a defendant facing charges under the lèse majesté law (Article 112) and the Computer-related Crime Act 2007. It is very rare for a defendant to be able to convince the Court that the evidence used against him could have been fabricated. Prior to this, only one lèse majesté defendant, “Bento”, was acquitted for similar reasons by arguing that the phone line used to access the internet was not registered in her name.
20 Sep 2012
Twenty opponents of the lese majeste law held a 112-minute vigil outside the Criminal Court yesterday to condemn the postponement of lese majeste detainee Somyos Prueksakasemsuk's sentencing. The verdict has been postponed to December 19.
24 Feb 2012
The Appeals Court has rejected Amphon Tangnoppakul’s bail request, saying that it ‘does not believe that the defendant will not flee.’ The public prosecutor has been granted yet another month to appeal Joe Gordon’s case.
15 Oct 2011
Wanchai (family name withheld), about 60, has received combined sentences of 15 years in jail for disseminating leaflets deemed offensive to the monarchy in 2009.