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<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="http://www.prachatai.com/english/taxonomy/term/305">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 Reporters Without Borders |
<p>Reporters Without Borders has written to King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the eve of his birthday on 5 December asking him to pardon Thai Internet users who are in jail or who are being prosecuted in connection with the dissident views they allegedly expressed online.</p>
By Orapin Yingyongpathana |
<p><span>"We used the Computer Crime Act, because we didn't want to use a more serious law," said Pol Col Yanapol Yangyeun, Commander of the IT Crime Office of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) under the Ministry of Justice, during a seminar on Thailand's relatively new computer crime law on Nov 8, 2007.</span></p>
By Prachatai |
<p><span>Web-board posters &lsquo;Praya Pichai' and &lsquo;Ton Chan' appeared at Bangkok</span><span>'s Criminal Court on Friday Oct 12, and were told by the court that the prosecution had yet to proceed with the case.</span></p>
By Prachatai |
<p><span>A well-known anti-coup activist </span><span>confirmed that he met arrested webmaster Praya Pichai while detained at the same cell in prison. Fellow members of the cyber community and human rights and free speech advocates are raising fund to bail the second woman who is still detained.</span></p>
By Prachatai |
<p>One webmaster and other user names dropped out of the Thai internet community at about the same time a rumour began to spread on Aug 24 that some web-board members had been arrested. The Financial Times newspaper reported in its Sept 1-2 weekend edition that two Thais had been arrested for posting offensive comments about the monarchy.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The second person reported to have been arrested under the new Computer Crime Act has been found detained at Bangkok Remand Prison, the same place where a 36-year-old programmer was held.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>An arrested member of internet discussion forums has been released on bail today, his family members told Prachatai.</p>
By RSF |
<p>Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the reported detention of a Thai blogger for the past 12 days under the new Computer Crime Act, which took effect on 18 July.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A reliable source has told Prachatai that at least one person being detained in Bangkok Remand Prison for crimes against the new Computer Crime Act which came into effect on July 18, 2007. The detainee is a 36 year-old computer programmer who posted comments on web-boards using a well-known alias.</p>