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<p>On 24 April, the Criminal Court held another hearing in the <a href="">inquest</a> into the death of <a href="">Amphon Tangnoppakul</a>, a lèse majesté convict who died in prison in May last year.</p> <p></p>
<p>The Criminal Court is likely to deliver its ruling by the end of this year on a case in which a stockbroker has been prosecuted for posting comments on Same Sky or <a href=" diew kan">Fah Diew Kan</a> webboard in 2009.</p>
<p>On 3 Oct, Prachatai interviewed the only son of <a href="">Thanthawut Thaweewarodomkul</a>, a lèse majesté prisoner sentenced to 13 years in jail, when he came with his grandpa to visit his father at Bangkok Remand Prison for the first time since the end of his school semester.</p>
By Tyrell Haberkorn |
<p><a href="">Thanthawut Taweewarodomkul</a> (also known as “Num” and “Num Red Non”) is a 40-year-old father currently serving a 13-year sentence for alleged violations of Article 112 and the 2007 Computer Crimes Act. In September 2012, he withdrew his appeal petition as part of the process of applying for a pardon. Shortly thereafter, he wrote this letter to his lawyer, Anon Numpa, who then posted it on the website of the <a href="">Ratsadornprasong Legal Institute</a>.</p>
By Tyrell Haberkorn |
<p>On 8 June 2012, one month after Ah Kong (Amphon Tangnoppakul) was found dead in prison custody, <a href="">Tanthawut Taweewarodomkul</a>, or &ldquo;Num,&rdquo; wrote an account of his life and death. Tanthawut, who, like Ah Kong, was serving a sentence following a conviction of alleged violations of the 2007 Computer Crimes Act and Article 112 of the Criminal Code, was imprisoned in the same zone of the Bangkok Remand Prison. Num took care of Ah Kong during the nearly two year period Ah Kong spent behind bars, until his death.</p>
By Andrew Spooner |
<p>After years of waiting for Amnesty International's support, lese majeste detainees hope smuggled letter will bring NGO on board</p> <p>The following is an English translation of a letter addressed directly to Amnesty International from a political prisoner in Thailand, <a href="">Thanthawut Taweewarodomkul</a>, who was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for breaching Thailand's draconian lese majeste law.</p>
<p>Amphon Tangnoppakul, who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for l&egrave;se majest&eacute;, has decided to withdraw his appeal on the case, and will seek a royal pardon, said his lawyer Anon Nampha on 2 April, citing his old age and health problems as the reason.</p> <p>The lawyer will ask the court to withdraw the appeal on his client&rsquo;s behalf today.</p>
<p>On 21 Mar, the Appeals Court denied bail with 1.3 million baht in cash as guarantee for Thanthawut Thaweewarodomkul, the web designer of Nor Por Chor USA, who was sentenced last week to 13 years in jail.</p>
By Article 19 |
<p>London 16.03.11: Red shirt-affiliated website administrator Thanthawut Taweewarodomkul has been sentenced by a Thai court to 13 years in prison for posting content offending the royal family. ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned about the mounting clampdown on freedom of expression in Thailand, especially on the internet.</p>
<p>The Criminal Court has given a ruling that Thantawut Thaweewarodomkul, the web designer of Nor Por Chor USA, is guilty under Section 112 of the Criminal Code (lese majeste) and Computer Crime Act (CCA), and sentenced him to 13 years&rsquo; imprisonment, 10 for lese majeste and 3 for computer crimes.</p>
<p>Thanthawut Thaweewarodomkul has told the court that he did not post the allegedly offensive messages and he was forced to confess by police, and insisted that he is not the administrator of</p>
<p>On 9 Feb, an investigator from the Technological Crimes Suppression Division (TCSD) testified in court as a prosecution witness in the case of Thanthawut Thaweewarodomkul, the alleged NorPorChorUSA administrator.</p>