Anti-establishment group protests charter court’s ruling in Bangkok

A group of anti-establishment protesters under the umbrella name “Ratsadon” (the people) gathered in front of the Criminal Court in Bangkok on Friday to push their demands for reform of…

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Thai Appeals Court upholds acquittal of three ex-PDRC leaders, fourth sentenced to 8 months

The Appeals Court sentenced a former core member of the now defunct People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) to eight months in prison without suspension today (Wednesday), after finding him guilty…

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Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader of the Move Forward Party, is on the podium at a press conference, announcing their stance on the constitution amendment, on June 16, 2021.

After controversial rulings, Thai opposition pushes to criminalise judicial distortion of law

The opposition Move Forward Party is pushing for an amendment to the Criminal Code that would punish judicial personnel for “distorting the law”. Move Forward, aka “Kao Klai” in Thai,…

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Court warns protest leader Penguin’s caretakers to comply strictly with bail terms

The parents of Ratsadon anti-establishment protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and a Thammasat University lecturer were warned by the Criminal Court today (Monday) that it may revoke the anti-establishment political…

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One protester arrested after a clash in front of Bangkok Criminal Court

One Redem protester was arrested on Sunday night, following a clash between crowd control police and some hard-core protesters who refused to disperse after the protest in front of the…

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Anti-establishment protest leaders (from L to R) Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, Shinawat Chankrachang, Panupong “Mike” Jadnok and Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak give the three-fingered salute to supporters before handing themselves in to the police to hear lese majeste charges at Nonthaburi Police Station just north of Bangkok on December 8, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Protesters on hunger-strike put Thai legal system in spotlight

After 46 days on hunger strike, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak failed again on Thursday (April 29) to secure bail release for himself and several other anti-establishment protest leaders. This was the…

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Solo protester demanding release of Ratsadon members arrested in front of Criminal Court

A resident of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai, who is facing a lèse majesté charge in his home province, was arrested by Pahonyothin police in Bangkok today (Wednesday), as…

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Remanded Ratsadon leader “Penguin” given 15-days detention for contempt of court

The Criminal Court today sentenced Ratsadon core leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, who is already being held on remand, to 15-days additional detention for contempt of court, after his misconduct in…

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Protesters lay wreaths at Criminal Court to protest against their leaders being held on remand

Anti-establishment protesters, led by the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration group, rallied in front of the Criminal Court Tuesday afternoon to mourn what, they allege, is injustice and to…

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Police probe shooting at police buses Saturday night after ReDem protest at Criminal Court

The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into who fired shots, damaging three police buses near the Ratchayothin tunnel, late on Saturday night. Pol Lt-Gen Pakkapong Pongpetra, commissioner of the…

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ReDem protesters head to Criminal Court to demand release of four core Ratsadon members

Anti-establishment ReDem (Restart Democracy) demonstrators marched from Lat Phrao intersection to the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road at about 5pm, to demand the release of four core Ratsadon members. They…

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Court rejects request to delete Thanathorn’s livestream about vaccine program

Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s controversial Facebook livestream, criticizing the Thai government over its handling of COVID-19 vaccine procurement with reference to the monarchy, can now be put back online….

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Thai police rebook three of four protest leaders released on bail by the Criminal Court

Three of the four protest leaders released on bail by the Criminal Court today, after it rejected a police request to have them further held on remand, were rebooked by…

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Thai protest leader Anont remanded in custody after Criminal Court denies him bail

Anti-establishment protest leader Anont Nampa is back in jail again, just a day after he was released in Chiang Mai province. The Criminal Court in Bangkok has rejected his bail…

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Criminal Court denies bail to three of Thailand’s key protest leaders

The Criminal Court today dismissed bail applications for three prominent anti-government protest leaders, claiming that there is no reason to change an earlier order to hold them on remand at…

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Thai media freedom in spotlight after court reverses protest-related closure ruling

In a rare move, the Criminal Court admitted that its earlier order to close down all online platforms of Voice TV was “incorrect”. The court on Wednesday overturned its ruling…

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Chiang Mai police refuse to disclose how many protesters they have in custody

In Chiang Mai today, officials at the provincial prison turned down a request, from a group of lecturers and students, to be allowed to visit two protest leaders on remand…

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Thailand’s PM orders a review of media gag orders

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Joint Command for the Administration of Emergency Situation, headed by the National Police Chief, to reconsider its order for the Ministry of…

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Thai court orders two detained protest leaders released from prison

Remanded protest leaders Anon Nampa and Panupong Jaadnok were released from Bangkok Special Prison at about 6pm this evening by order of the Criminal Court, at the request of the…

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Thai human rights lawyer Anon in police custody

Human rights lawyer Anon Nampa was arrested again by police on Wednesday night, this time in the compound of the Criminal Court, for his alleged role in the protest at…

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Five over-charging face mask traders jailed for between 6 to 18 months

Five traders, who inflated the prices of face masks, were today sentenced by the Criminal Court to time in prison. The court ruled that the five defendants, namely Ms. Dao…

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Panthongtae acquitted of money laundering charge

The Criminal Court for Corruption Cases today acquitted the son of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Panthongtae, of charges of money laundering involving a 10-million baht cheque, transferred to…

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24 red-shirt leaders and members acquitted of terrorism charges

Twenty-four former members of the red-shirt movement, or the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), including several core leaders, were today (Wednesday) acquitted by the Criminal Court of terrorism…

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Anti-junta activist Ekkachai assaulted in front of Criminal Court

Independent political activist Ekkachai Hongkangwan was, this morning, assaulted by four unidentified men in front of the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road in Bangkok. He was due to appear in…

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Second life imprisonment for alleged Lao drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpa

Alleged Laotian drug baron Xaysana Keopimpa who has a penchant for sports cars and links with some of Bangkok’s celebrities was today sentenced to life imprisonment by the Criminal Court…

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Man jumps to death from 8th floor of Criminal Court

A man jumped to his death this morning from the 8th floor of the Criminal Court on Rajadapisek Road after the court acquitted the defendant accused of stabbing his son…

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