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By Thaweeporn Kummetha |
<div><span>The Thai Appeal Court on Thursday upheld the verdict of the Court of First Instance, sentencing Yotwarit Chuklom aka Jeng Dokjik, a comedian turned red-shirt activist and politician to two years in jail for lèse majesté, without suspended jail term.&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The court found Yotwarit guilty of lèse majesté for a speech and a gesture, at a red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) rally on 28 March 2010.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The 2010 red-shirt demonstration was to pressure the then Prime Minister </div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A Thai mother and father have sued their daughter, a vocal anti-establishment red-shirt residing in the UK, for posting video clips of herself defaming the monarchy after they received a storm of hate phone calls from Thai loyalists.&nbsp;</div> <div> </div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Civil Court has summoned red-shirt activists for making fun of the Court after its ruling that the demonstrations of the anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) were peaceful.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span><img alt="" src="" /></span></div> <div><span>A woman caricatures Lady Justice in front of the Civil Court building. </span></div>
By Thaweeporn Kummetha |
<div>Witch-hunts or cases of political cyber-bullying, linked to the intense polarization of Thai society, are used intensively to curtail criticism on sensitive issues, especially the monarchy and are closely linked to the lèse majesté law. This article explores online and offline political bullying, dating back to 2010. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> </div>
<div>The Thai Criminal Court on Friday ruled that a red shirt was shot dead by army personnel during the military crackdown on red-shirt protesters in May 2010.&nbsp;</div> <div> </div>
By The People’s Center for Information on the April – May 2010 Crackdowns (PCI) |
<p>The People&rsquo;s Center for Information on the April &ndash; May 2010 Crackdowns (PCI), launched on 19 July by a group of academics and activists called Santiprachadharma, has released information on the arrests and detentions of red shirts in Ubon Ratchathani, Khon Kaen, Mukdahan, Udon Thani, and Maha Sarakham. [1]</p>
<p>A PAD lawyer said that the red shirts&rsquo; petition campaign was a violation of the Criminal Code, subject to many years in jail on charges of assisting a culprit and contempt of court.<span>&nbsp; </span>He provided a complaint form for people to download from Manager website to press charges against red shirt leaders and others throughout the country.</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk |
<p>The Centre for People Missing During the April Demonstration - set up by the Student Federation of Thailand (SFT) - has closed down: all six people whom relatives reported as missing have been found and returned home. </p>