On 8 Aug, the Criminal Court granted bail to Norawase Yospiyasathien who had been arrested and detained by police three days earlier for lèse majesté.
On 27 April, Fah Diew Kan editor Thanapol Eawsakul was summoned by the Crime Suppression Division as a witness to possible lèse majesté cases against over 50 people who posted messages on the magazine’s webboard about a couple of years ago.
A bill meant to replace Thailand's controversial Computer Crime Act of 2007 was put on hold by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on 19 April 2011 amidst strong criticism from civil society groups, media reports said.
A new computer law has been drafted and sent to the cabinet on 20 April for consideration. iLaw, an organization which promotes public participation in the formulation and amendment of laws, has urged the public to stop this new version of the law.
A mildly relieved Chiranuch Premchaiporn of Prachatai heard in court today that a request from authorities to extend her bail conditions has since been dismissed.
Six weeks after the postponement of her trial under charges from the Computer Crimes Act, Chiranuch Premchaiporn of Prachatai (better known as Jiew) finds herself unexpectedly back in a courtroom.
On 21 Mar, the Criminal Court denied bail for Amphon Tangnoppakul, who was charged with sending lèse majesté messages through SMS to key government figures last year.
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.
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.
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’ imprisonment, 10 for lese majeste and 3 for computer crimes.
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