12 Jun 2012
On 8 June 2012, one month after Ah Kong (Amphon Tangnoppakul) was found dead in prison custody, Tanthawut Taweewarodomkul, or “Num,” wrote an account of his life and death. Tanthawut, who, like Ah Kong, was serving a sentence following a conviction of alleged violations of the 2007 Computer Crimes Act and Article 112 of the Criminal Code, was imprisoned in the same zone of the Bangkok Remand Prison. Num took care of Ah Kong during the nearly two year period Ah Kong spent behind bars, until his death.
14 May 2012
In the end, freedom is slower to arrive than death Justice can wait can make way for a tranquil homeland They honeymooned on a day of love a truce The war is not over yet However many corpses, let it be!
24 Nov 2011
On 23 November 2011, Ampon Tangnoppakul was sentenced to 20 years, the longest known sentence to date under the Computer Crimes Act of 2007. His alleged crime? Allegedly sending four SMS messages with allegedly anti-monarchy content to the personal secretary of the former prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva. As Prachatai has reported, the sentence was delivered via videolink as flooding made it unfeasible for Ampon to be brought to the Criminal Court to hear the sentence.
14 May 2011
In a recent interview on Democracy Now on 12 May 2011, Judge Baltasar Garzón talked with Amy Goodman about atrocity, terror, and the universal need for justice.
8 Mar 2011
Thongbai Thongpao, noted lawyer and former political prisoner, died on 24 January 2011 at the age of 84. Although I did not ever meet Thongbai, I had been moved by his writing of his incarceration as a political prisoner from 1961 until 1966 in Communists of Lad Yao (คอมมิวนิสต์ลาดยาว), which I read as part of preparation for my Ph.D. comprehensive exams. Communists of Lad Yao was first published in 1974, eight years after his release from prison and during the time of open politics between 14 October 1973 and 6 October 1976.