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<p>The Military Court has for the first time in history suspended the jail term for a lèse majesté conviction in the case of a pro-establishment yellow shirt accused of publishing a false royal statement.</p> <p>The Military Court of Bangkok on Tuesday, 29 September 2015, sentenced Niran Yaowapa, a former editor of <a href="">ASTV Manager Online</a>, a yellow-shirt news outlet, to five years imprisonment under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law, and Article 14 of the 2007 Computer Crime Act for importing illegal computer content.</p>
<p>Thai police have threatened to use the Computer Crime Act against anyone attacking a government website to protest the single internet gateway plan.</p> <p>At around 6 pm on Wednesday, 30 September 2015,&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, the official website of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT), went down after it was attacked by internet users who are against the Thai authorities’ proposal to eliminate multiple internet gateways.</p>
<p>The military and criminal courts have disagreed about the jurisdiction over the case of a well-known embattled anti-junta politician charged with sedition and defying the junta’s order.</p>
<p>The Supreme Court has granted bail to an elderly anti-establishment red shirt accused of defaming the monarchy for uploading lèse majesté audio clips.</p> <p>The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 9 September 2015, released on bail lèse majesté suspect Chaleaw J., a 56-year-old tailor from the northeastern province of Chaiyaphum, after six days imprisonment in Bangkok Remand Prison.</p>
<p>A gold mine company is threatening to sue a high school student who reported the environmental effects of mining activities in Isan, Thailand’s northeast.</p> <p>On 4 September 2015, Suphab Phrommanee, the village chief of Ban Phuthapfa Phattana, Khao Luang Subdistrict, Wang Saphung District, Loei Province, summoned Wanphen Khunna, a grade 10 student from Si Songkhram School and her family for a talk at his house on 6 September 2015.</p>
<p>Prosecutors in Isan in Thailand’s Northeast, have postponed an indictment of a lese majeste case involving a well known anti-establishment redshirt figure, Sombat Boonngamanong, aka. Nuling.</p> <p>On Wednesday, 26 August 2015, the prosecutor’s office of the northeastern province of Roi-Et, postponed the indictment of Sombat Boonngamanong, the leader of Red Sunday, &nbsp;red shirt. Sombat is accused of offenses under Article 112 of the Criminal Crime Code, the lese majeste law, and Article 14 of the Computer Crime Code, which forbids importing illegal online contents.</p>
<p>Thai military prosecutors have charged an anti-establishment red shirt single mother with sedition and computer crime offences for posting false rumours about the junta leader. &nbsp;</p>
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<p>On 22 May 2014, the military clique in the name of “National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)” seized power from the Yingluck Shinawatra government citing as its pretext the incessant violence which has led to massive casualties among people and damage to properties, hence the seizure of the power to stem the destructive causes. &nbsp;</p>
<div> <div>Anon Numpa on Thursday reported to the police to hear accusations related to his anti-military Facebook posts, most of which involve charges pressed against him by a member of the Judge Advocate General's Office.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Anon, a volunteer lawyer for Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), posted five Facebook messages while he and three others were detained and interrogated at Pathumwan Police Station after the group held an anti-coup activity near Siam Square on the evening of Valentine’s Day, 14 February. </div></div>
<div> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-1b47f567-c90e-2c69-1efd-84ade058dca6">The military’s Judge Advocate General’s Department has accused human rights lawyer Anon Numpa of publicising anti-junta information on his Facebook page.&nbsp;</span></p> </div>
<p>In a bid to control communication in Thailand, the Thai junta has approved a plan to force all free Wi-Fi and prepaid phone users to register, claiming national security.</p> <p>Takorn Tantasith, the Secretary General of the&nbsp;<a href="">National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)</a>, revealed on Wednesday that the junta’s cabinet has approved an NBCT proposal to make the registration of pre-paid phone users and free Wi-Fi users the nation’s top priority. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<div> <div>A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of being Banpodj, the head of an alleged criminal organization, the “Banpodj Network”, defaming the monarchy on the internet. </div></div>