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Suthep, 3 Ministers Found Guilty of Sedition Against Yingluck Gov’t

BANGKOK — A court on Wednesday convicted former Democrat Party executive Suthep Thaugsuban and five others on charges of insurrection for their roles in street protests against the elected government back in 2013 and 2014.

Monarchy Reform Activists Denied Bail for 3rd Time

BANGKOK — The court on Tuesday once again refused to release four activists who organized pro-democracy protests on bail, their attorney said.
In this March 9, 2016, file photo, Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra responds to questions during an interview in New York. Photo: Frank Franklin II / AP File

Thaksin Fumbles on 112, Southern Killings at ‘Clubhouse’ Debut

BANGKOK — Thousands of users flocked to the popular Clubhouse application to listen to what the self-exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has to say about Thai politics on Monday night.

Year of Dissent: Activists Reflect on Anniversary of Street Protests

BANGKOK — The chain of consequences that led from this day a year ago is certainly incredible in every sense of the word.

Gov’t Seeks to Slap MP With Royal Insult Charge For Debate Exposé

BANGKOK — A senior government official on Saturday said he will file royal defamation charges against an opposition MP who highlighted police corruption during yesterday’s censure debate.
A photographer takes a photo during the clashes between anti-government protesters and police near the Grand Palace on Feb. 13, 2021.

Reporters Say Cops Blocked Them from Covering the Grand Palace Crackdown

BANGKOK — A number of reporters said Thursday they were prevented from witnessing riot police’s crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators during a protest on Saturday.
Volunteer medic Purapon Wongchiak, 19, lies on the ground after he was beaten by police near Sanam Luang on Feb. 13, 2021. Photo: Reuters

Beaten Medic Volunteer Charged With Breaking Emergency Decree

BANGKOK — A volunteer health worker who was beaten and detained by riot police on Saturday during clashes with anti-government protesters was charged with breaching the coronavirus emergency rule, his organization said Monday.

‘Final Warning’ Not To Touch Monarchy in Censure Debate

BANGKOK — Deputy leader of the ruling Phalang Pracharath Party Paiboon Nititawan said Wednesday he will file a court challenge if the opposition invokes the monarchy during the upcoming censure debate.

Dream On? Activists Want Gov’t to Sanction Myanmar Coup Leaders

BANGKOK — A group of pro-democracy activists on Thursday urged the opposition parties to push for sanctions of the military junta in Myanmar.

2010 Crackdown: Mother of Slain Medic Says Justice Hinges on Next Gov’t

BANGKOK — The mother of a medic volunteer shot dead by soldiers during a crackdown on protesters in 2010 said on Monday she has lost all hope for justice under the current military-backed government.



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