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By Prachatai |
3 activists arrested for singing a protest song have been sentenced to 7 years in prison for royal defamation and contempt of court. The sentence was later reduced to 3 years and 6 months.
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The Constitutional Court will deliver its verdict on the petition seeking the dissolution of the Move Forward Party (MFP) on 7 August, asserting that there will be no further deliberation regarding the case from now on.
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The Appeals Court upheld a decision to fine three youth activists 4,000 baht each for violating the emergency decree by participating in the Rainbow Carmob in 2021. In contrast, the adult court had dismissed the same charges against other activists.
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The closure of 7 offices issuing certificates of identity (CI) for undocumented Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand has raised concerns that the move could lead to more labour exploitation and make it harder for workers to obtain documentation to legally work in Thailand.
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Thai commercial banks, which have been reported as facilitating the Myanmar military junta’s buying of weapons, along with government agencies, have committed to halting such transactions. Meanwhile, concerns have been raised regarding the lack of proactive measures.
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Activist-turned-Move Forward Party MP Piyarat Chongthep has filed a request with the Kalasin Provincial Court calling for the repeal of a 1 July court order ending witness examination in a royal defamation trial against him on the grounds that the order makes the trial unlawful. He also requested that the court re-schedule the hearing.
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The outgoing Senate voted 101 to 10 on Monday (8 July) to form an ad-hoc committee to investigate the Senate election, claiming several irregularities during the election, including vote manipulation.
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The Appeal Court for Specialised Cases has upheld the decision not to release a political activist from a juvenile detention centre on a royal defamation charge following his participation in a 2021 protest.
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After an almost two-week delay, the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) has not announced the certified results of the 26 June Senate election.
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A noodle vendor has been indicted on a royal defamation charge for a speech about the royal motorcade budget given at a protest on 19 July 2022.
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The Appeal Court has dismissed royal defamation and other charges against activist Noppasin Treelayapewat for allegedly spray-painting on an image of King Vajiralongkorn during the 2021 protest.
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A 26-year-old art punk artist from Khon Kaen has been sentenced to 1 year in prison for spray-painting political messages onto the wall of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. He was later granted provisional bail with 50,000 baht as security.