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By Sen Lam, ABC Radio Australia |
<p>Two Australian academics want a baby elephant to be named after a political prisoner in Thailand, as a way to draw attention to his case.</p>
<p>Thai Netizen Network with support from Media Legal Defense Initiative (MLDI) and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) would like to invite you to a seminar on&nbsp;Cyber-Crime laws: Global perspectives and Legal practice.</p>
<p>Luksna Kornsilpa has sent a press release plus an article in Thai and English to the press today. &nbsp;According to the press release, more charges are to be filed against many people including police and state attorney for malfeasance. &nbsp;Besides Thaksin and his cronies, those who will sign the petition to the King will be charged as well.</p>
By International Federation for Human Rights |
<p>Paris, 2 July 2009 : The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) expresses its deepest concern regarding the increased use of l&egrave;se majest&eacute; law in Thailand. The Organization already drew the attention of the Thai authorities to restrictions to the right to freedom of expression and to the political implications of the abusive use of the legislation on l&egrave;se majest&eacute;.</p>
By International Federation for Human Rights |
<div>All individuals interviewed and organisations met by FIDH&nbsp;unanimously converge to consider that the l&egrave;se-majest&eacute; crime is being&nbsp;used by the current government against political opponents in a much&nbsp;more systematic way than used to be the case in the past. Protecting&nbsp;the image of the King serves today as a pretext to stife political&nbsp;dissents. Furthermore, FIDH fears that l&egrave;se-majest&eacute; may have a&nbsp;broader chilling effect on intellectuals, academics and civil society&nbsp;actors at large.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>For the first time in its five-decade history, the whole board of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) has been accused of committing lese majeste, a crime with a maximum jail sentence of 15 years.</p>
<p>On June 26, the Office of the Attorney-General again postponed a decision on whether to prosecute Chiranuch Premchaiporn who has been charged for allowing comments offensive to the monarchy to be posted on the Prachatai webboard.</p> <p>The prosecution has ordered the police to conduct further investigations and told Chiranuch to report again on July 29.</p>
<p>On June 25, Daranee Charncherngsilapakul&rsquo;s lawyer requested the Court to seek a Constitutional Court ruling on whether the Court&rsquo;s decision to hold the trial in secret is constitutional or not, and temporarily suspend the trial until the Constitutional Court gives its ruling.</p>
By BBC |
<p>An Italian court has delayed a case against search giant Google, which could have major ramifications for content providers around the globe.</p> <p>At the heart of the case is a debate about how much responsibility providers have for the content on their sites.</p>
By Darren Schuettler, Reuters |
<p>A Thai judge citing reasons of national security closed the trial on Tuesday of a &quot;red shirt&quot; supporter of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra charged with insulting the monarchy.</p>