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<p>The Department of Special Investigation has been investigating 258 cases involving protest rallies of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship and 29 cases of offences against the monarchy.</p>
By Reporters Without Borders |
<p>Reporters Without Borders deplores Department of Special Investigation director-general Tharit Pengdit&rsquo;s suggestion that the investigation into Japanese cameraman Hiroyuki Muramoto&rsquo;s death could be delegated to his employer, the Reuters news agency.</p>
<p></p><p><span lang="EN-GB">Arrest warrants have been issued for 5 suspects and another 30 more are in the pipeline. </span></p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>Two more cases from the 10 reports purported to be leaked from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) claim that soldiers were likely behind the deaths of two more bystanders during the April/May rally. </p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>Of the 10 cases in the leaked Department of Special Investigation (DSI) report on the military crackdown on red shirts was the little-known death of the 14-year-old orphan, Kunakorn Srisawan - probably a bystander who was mowed down by a soldier's bullets on May 15.</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>Documents supposedly leaked from the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) appear to place the blame for most of the deaths in the April-May military crackdown firmly on the military. </p>
<p>The Ministry of Culture and the Department of Special Investigation will set up a panel to investigate <a href="">Same Sky magazine</a> for alleged l&egrave;se majest&eacute; content.&nbsp; A group of royalists have urged a senate committee to take action against l&egrave;se majest&eacute; offenders on Facebook, and the DSI has posted an arrest warrant for a Facebook user. </p>
<p>A couple of months ago, there was a rumour among members of the Prachatai webboard that one member had been arrested. No one could really confirm this, but one member certainly did disappear from the forum. This seemed to be a repeat of a pattern that has happened several times before; many others, including the first two cyber casualties, <a href="">Praya Pichai and Ton Chan</a>, have completely disappeared from cyberworld ever since, at least under those names. But Pruay Salty Head is different. He has come back, with a story.</p>
By Jon Dent |
<p>This was a &nbsp;busy week on the frontlines of personal freedom, particularly in regards to free speech. Tying together several key events were government&rsquo;s increasingly sophisticated restrictions on our human rights, and the efforts to push them back. For obvious reasons, freedom of speech is dear to this writer, and this week&rsquo;s post addresses the past week&rsquo;s developments.</p>
<p>On 24 Dec, Phairoj Pholphet, Chair of the NGO Coordinating Committee, led a group of NGO workers and members of people&rsquo;s organizations petitioned the Director-General of the Department of Special Investigation to adopt the case of the shooting of an NGO worker in Songkhla.</p>
By Thai Netizen Network |
<p>Thai Netizen Network demands Thai authorities to make clarification on the recent arrests of internet users, including&nbsp;Nat Sattayapornpisut in whose case the authorities are asked to disclose the means of accessing e-mail accounts and the law that entitled them to do so, 'since this matter may have violated people&rsquo;s right to privacy and freedom to communicate'.</p>
<p>According to the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), the case of Kiettisak Thitboonkrong was sent to the Criminal Court in Bangkok in September 2009. Six police officers have been accused of premeditated murder and of concealing Kiettisak's corpse to hide the cause of death. The first trial will be opened on 19 October 2009 in the Criminal Court, Bangkok, Thailand. The AHRC asks supporters in Bangkok to attend the trial as observers.&nbsp;</p>