Supreme Court

15 Nov 2023
The family of detained activist Sopon Surariddhidhamrong, along with other activists and academics, filed a petition with the Supreme Court yesterday (13 November) in protest at the Criminal Court’s sentencing Sopon to jail for using a sound amplifier without permission.
3 Oct 2023
33 student organisations and activists groups filed an open letter with the President of the Supreme Court today (3 October) to demand the release of political prisoners detained pending trial or appeal and to call for an end to the prosecution of citizens under the royal defamation law.
22 Aug 2023
Thaksin Shinawatra, the ousted prime minister who returned from self-exile, has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for convictions in 3 cases passed on him in absentia.
5 Aug 2023
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday (3 August) to ban former Palang Pracharath MP Thanikan Pornpongsaroj from running in elections for life, after she allegedly asked another MP to vote on her behalf during a parliamentary session in 2019.
3 Mar 2023
Activists Tantawan Tuatulanon and Orawan Phuphong have once again been admitted to Thammasat University Hospital as their condition has worsened following 44 days on hunger strike.
2 Dec 2022
The Supreme Court on Wednesday (30 November) sentenced 2 people to 3 years in prison for distributing leaflets and selling t-shirts promoting the pro-republic group Thai Federation.
8 Apr 2022
Pareena Kraikupt, MP for Ratchaburi in the ruling Palang Pracharat Party (PPRP) has been found guilty of serious ethics violation, resulting in a life-long ban from political positions at any level and loss of the right to vote for 10 years, punishments some see as overkill.
12 Sep 2019
The Supreme Court has postponed the hearing in the case of Sarinee Achavanuntakul, an academic accused of contempt of court for the publication of an article in the Krungthep Turakit newspaper, after the co-accused news editor did not appear at the hearing on 9 September 2019. 
1 Sep 2019
Sarinee Achavanuntakul, writer, translator, and independent researcher, has been summonsed by the Election Cases Division of the Supreme Court after she was accused of contempt of court for the publication of an article in the Krungthep Turakit newspaper, says TLHR.
1 Jan 2019
On 27 Dec 2018, Thanyaburi Provincial Court read the verdict of the Supreme Court in the case of Anan (family name withheld), aged 70, charged with lèse majesté under Article 112 and defamation under Article 326 of the Criminal Code for comments about Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Princess Soamsawali. The Supreme Court found Anan guilty on 2 charges of personal defamation, and sentenced him to 1 year in prison for each offence, suspended for 3 years, and a fine of 20,000 baht for each offence.
18 Oct 2018
The Supreme Court has dismissed the charges against 6 Kalasin police officers over the hanging of a 17-year-old youth, who allegedly stole a motorcycle during the drug war.  It stated that witness testimony was unreliable, unconvincing and not credible, and gave the accused the benefit of the doubt.
4 Nov 2017
46 civil society organisations have called for the release of the wife of a disappeared community rights activist imprisoned for land encroachment. On 3 November 2017, representatives of 46 civil society organisations submitted a petition to Cheep Chulamon, the president of the Supreme Court, calling for the release of Suphab Khamlae, 67, a villager of Khok Yao village in Chaiyaphum Province. The Supreme Court in July confirmed the lower court’s verdict to sentence Suphab and her husband, Den Khamlae, to six months imprisonment for encroaching into a protected area.


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