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Monarchy reform activist’s bail application rejected for lack of pay slip

A Criminal Court yesterday (Tuesday) rejected a bail application, by the Opposition’s Move Forward Party Leader Pita Limjaroenrat, on behalf of monarchy reform activist Tantawan Tuatulanon, aka “Tawan”, because Pita’s…

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Cop who killed doctor on zebra crossing gets sentenced to just over one year

Thailand’s Criminal Court sentenced a non-commissioned police officer to one year and 15 days in prison and fined him 4,000 baht today (Monday) after finding him guilty of reckless driving…

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EC ordered to pay ฿70m compensation to ex-Pheu Thai MP over vote buying ruling

A Chiang Mai court ordered the Election Commission (EC) this morning (Thursday) to pay about 70 million baht in compensation including interest to former Pheu Thai MP Surapol Kiatchaiyakorn, after…

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Thai activist jailed for one year for exposing details of his sex life behind bars

The Appeals Court upheld the Criminal Court’s one-year prison sentence, without suspension, today (Tuesday), which was imposed on political activist Ekachai Hongkangwan for relating his sexual experiences while in prison on…

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Thai lèse majesté suspect allowed to leave Kingdom to pursue studies in Germany

Bangkok South Criminal Court agreed on Friday to lift an international travel ban, imposed on lèse majesté suspect Ravisara Eksgool, allowing her to travel to Germany to pursue her studies….

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Bail application for Thai protest leaders Anon Nampa and Penguin rejected

The Bangkok South Criminal Court rejected bail today (Wednesday) for two anti-establishment Ratsadon protest leaders, Anon Nampa and Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak. Yesterday, the Criminal Court granted them bail of 2,079,000…

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FILE – Serbia’s Novak Djokovic holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the men’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Australian judge reinstates tennis star Djokovic’s visa

MELBOURNE (AP) — Tennis star Novak Djokovic on Monday won a court battle to stay in Australia to contest the Australian Open despite being unvaccinated against COVID-19, but the government…

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in prison

Yangon (AFP) – A Myanmar junta court on Monday convicted Aung San Suu Kyi of three criminal charges, sentencing her to four years in prison in the latest in a slew of…

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, salutes during the Global Citizen festival, on Sept. 25, 2021 in New York. (AP Photo/Stefan Jeremiah, File)

UK court backs Meghan in dispute over privacy with publisher

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex on Thursday won the latest stage in her long-running privacy lawsuit against a newspaper publisher over its publication of parts of a letter…

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Protest leader Rung Panusaya freed from prison after courts granted bail

After 17 days behind bars, Thai anti-establishment protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul was released from the Central Women’s Correctional Institute at about 8pm tonight (Wednesday) into to the embrace of…

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Prosecutors drop charges against former secretary of Khunying Potjaman in KTB case

In an about-face, the public prosecutors have decided not to pursue money laundering charges against the former secretary of Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra, the ex-wife of former Prime Minister Thaksin…

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Facebook wins antitrust dismissal, surges to $1 trillion value

A US judge on Monday dismissed the blockbuster antitrust action against Facebook filed last year by federal and state regulators, helping lift the value of the social media giant above…

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FILE – In this May 26, 2021, file photo, lawyers for AstraZeneca Clemence Van Muylder, right, and Hakim Boularbah, left, wait for the start of a hearing, European Commission vs AstraZeneca, at the main courthouse in Brussels. Coronavirus vaccine-maker AstraZeneca is claiming victory in a court tussle with the European Union over allegations that it was not producing shots fast enough. In a statement Friday, June 18 they said the EU’s executive branch, the European Commission, had requested that the drug-maker deliver 120 million vaccine doses in total by the end of June 2021, but that a judge in Brussels ordered delivery of 80.2 million doses by 27 September 2021. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

AstraZeneca, EU both claim victory in tussle over deliveries

BRUSSELS (AP) — AstraZeneca and the European Union both claimed victory Friday in a court tussle over allegations that the coronavirus vaccine-maker was not producing shots for the 27-nation bloc…

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FILE – In this file photo provided by Bryan Fenster shows his brother Danny Fenster in September of 2019 in Kraków, Poland. Fenster, the American journalist in Myanmar detained in May 2021, by authorities, made an appearance Thursday, June 17, 2021, in a special court in the prison where he is being held, his employer, online news and business magazine Frontier Myanmar, said. (Photo courtesy Byron Fenster via AP, File)

Myanmar extends detention of US journalist Danny Fenster

(AP) — A court in Myanmar extended the detention of American journalist Danny Fenster for another two weeks on Thursday, while the U.S. State Department urged that it be granted…

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Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the opening session of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in person at a court hearing on Monday for the first time since her government was overthrown by the military in a…

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Thai anti-establishment protest leader ‘Penguin’ and activist ‘Ammy’ granted bail

Anti-establishment protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and singer-turned-activist Chai-amorn Kaewwiboonpan, who have been indicted on lèse majesté charges, were granted conditional bail today (Tuesday). The pair, who had been denied…

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Thailand’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao gestures at Government House (File photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

“It was flour” – Thai justice ridiculed as court decision over convicted minister branded “its lowest point”

Yesterday’s Constitutional Court verdict, which allows controversial Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompow to retain his ministerial post and MP status, despite his drug trafficking conviction in Australia in the 1990’s,…

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Future Forward to challenge junta’s order forbidding public donations for political parties

Future Forward party has threatened to challenge the junta’s order forbidding political parties from accepting public donations by taking the case to the court.   This was jointly announced by…

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NLA to mull pay rises for officials of independent bodies

 The National Legislative Assembly is set to debate next week five bills proposed by the government to raise the salaries of officials of the court and other independent organizations. NLA…

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