court of first instance
3 Dec 2014
The Criminal Court has sentenced Sgt Prasit Chaisrisa, a former Pheu Thai MP and red-shirt figure, to five years in jail, but since the defendant pleaded guilty, the jail term was halved to two years and six months. The court ruled that Prasit defamed the King during a speech at an event titled “Stop Overthrowing Democracy,” held at the Imperial World Ladprao Department Store on 7 May 2014. The court reasoned that the jail term should not be suspended because the speech greatly damaged the beloved monarchical instituti
24 Sep 2014
On 22 September 2014, Phetchaburi Provincial Court accepted an appeal request on the unlawful detention of “Billy”, Porlajee Rakchongcharoen for further appellate procedures.
19 Sep 2014
The Appeal Court on Friday affirmed the decision of the Court of First Instance to sentence Somyos Prueksakasemsuk to 10 years in jail for editing lèse majesté articles written by others. Somyos Prueksakasemsuk has been detained at Bangkok Remand Prison for almost four years. He was found guilty of being the editor of Voice of Taksin monthly magazine which published two articles deemed to insult the King.