Computer Crimes Act
4 Jan 2024
The Chiang Rai Provincial Court has dismissed charges against former activist Supreeya Jaikaew on the grounds that the message on the banner she was accused of placing did not constitute an offence under the royal defamation law.
24 Nov 2023
Activist Katanyu Muenkhamruang has been sentenced to 2 years in prison on a sedition charge for Facebook posts calling for people to go to protests in August 2021. She was later released on bail to file for appeal.
16 Oct 2023
A student from Chiang Mai University has been charged with sedition and other crimes under the Computer Crimes Act and the Public Assembly Act over a 24 June 2023 caravan. Several others have also been charged, including a local news outlet.
11 Oct 2023
A 30-year-old man has been found guilty of royal defamation and given a suspended sentence of 1 year and 6 months for a post criticising Covid-19 vaccine production by the Siam Bioscience company.
5 Oct 2023
A court in Pitsanulok has found a graduate student from Bangkok guilty of royal defamation for posting about protest crackdowns in October 2020. Sentencing was deferred for 2 years.
29 Jun 2023
A Facebook user charged with royal defamation for posting a picture of King Vajiralongkorn changing the seasonal decoration of the Emerald Buddha, edited so that the Buddha is wearing a dress, has been found guilty and sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison.
27 Jun 2023
A 60-year-old man from Phuket has been sentenced today (26 June) to 9 years in prison, suspended for 2 years, on a royal defamation charge over several Facebook posts made in 2021.
23 Jun 2023
A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison on a royal defamation charge for sharing a YouTube video clip along with a caption questioning the role of the monarchy.
7 Apr 2023
25-year-old activist Bang-oen was arrested again yesterday (6 April) on a royal defamation charge filed against him in December 2022, while two other activists were also arrested for spray-painting protest messages onto the Democracy Monument and the Giant Swing.
17 Mar 2023
A 23-year-old student has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act, after the Criminal Court ruled that although the royal defamation law does not explicitly state that it covers only the current king, defaming King Bhumibol is still an offence under the law as it affects King Vajiralongkorn.
10 Mar 2023
A 22-year-old Twitter user has been found guilty of violating the Computer Crimes Act over 8 tweets about the monarchy and sentenced to 4 years in prison, suspended for 3 years, during which time he is prohibited from socializing with anyone who may lead him to repeat his offense.
4 Feb 2023
The Thai Prime Minister, who typically avoids media attention, has visited the Top News newsroom for the first time to commemorate the far-right outlet's second anniversary as the general election draws near.