Bundit Aneeya

26 Jan 2021
A court has found not guilty Bundit Aneeya, an 80-year-old writer and translator in his third lèse majesté trial. The court ruled that his allegedly criminal comment made in public in 2015 did not directly refer to the monarch. His comment could be interpreted in many ways.
16 Nov 2016
Updated: According to the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), the Military Court of Bangkok on 16 November 2016 has denied the bail request for Bundit Aneeya. He will be detained in Bangkok Remand Prison for the first custody period from 16-29 November 2016 with the possibility of the custody permission being renewed. Updated2: on 17 November, Bangkok Military Court granted bail for Bundit with 400,000 baht in cash as surety.  
12 Feb 2016
The Military Court has ruled to continue the trial of an elderly independent writer accused of defaming the Thai monarchy despite the fact that he has been diagnosed with psychosis.     
13 Sep 2015
Thai police officers detained an elderly writer after he made comments about the new constitutional draft, which they said might affect national security.   Police officers on Saturday afternoon, 12 September 2015, detained a 70-year-old independent writer known by his penname Bundit Aneeya, after he made suggestions at a seminar on the new constitution drafting process at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok.
31 Mar 2015
Bundit Aneeya, a 74 year-old writer charged with lèse majesté for the second time, has decided not to plead guilty in the military court and to fight the case.
20 Feb 2015
The military prosecutor on Thursday indicted a 74-year-old man for lèse majesté, saying he insulted the King by merely asking questions about the constitutional monarchy.
3 Dec 2014
Record on lese majeste cases since 2010 shows that the military court is likely to hold  more trials in camera and sentence lese majeste convicts to more years in prison in comparison to the civilian court.  
28 Nov 2014
The military court on Friday made the unprecedented decision to grant bail to a lèse majesté suspect.    The Bangkok military court on Friday at 2 pm granted 400,000 baht bail to a man known by his pen name as Bundit Aneeya, a 73-year-old writer and translator, who was arrested on Wednesday for making a comment during a seminar that allegedly defamed the King.    The bail conditions include that the suspect will stop joining political activity and stop expressing opinion which may instigate the people.   
27 Nov 2014
The police on Thursday charged a 73-year-old writer for making a lèse majesté comment at a seminar. The old man had earlier been convicted of lèse majesté with the jail term suspended due to mental illness. If convicted again, his jail terms will accumulate.   The writer and social critic, using the pen name Bundit Aneeya, has been detained since Wednesday noon after he spoke about the monarchy during a forum organized by the Innovation Party at a building on Ratchadaphisek Road.
26 Jul 2013
Bundit Aneeya, a 73-year-old freelance writer and translator, is to face the final verdict of the Supreme Court in his lèse majesté case in August. He was sentenced to four years in March 2006 for defaming the monarchy by distributing politics-related documents at an academic seminar.
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