2017-07-26 11:40
 

The Criminal court has accepted charges against a human rights lawyer facing five decades in prison for royal defamation and sedition.

On 25 July 2017, the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Rd., Bangkok, accepted charges against Prawais Prapanugool, a human rights lawyer, after the prosecutor indicted him under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law and Article 116, the sedition law.

2017-07-19 17:38
 
After repeated postponements, the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) has announced that the next election will be held on 19 August 2018.
 
On 17 July 2017, Supachai Somcharoen, chair of the ECT, announced the time frame for Thailand’s next general election. The law on the election of MPs will be promulgated by 31 March 2018 while the ECT’s regulations on elections, including electoral districts, will be released in early April.