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Thai court acquits man accused of insulting King Bhumibol Adulyadej

A Thai court on Friday acquitted a man held for nearly a year under controversial royal defamation laws after his own brother accused him of insulting the king in their home. The unusual case raised concerns among rights activists that a suspect could be held without bail for so long…

Thai court jails U.S. citizen for royal insult

A court in Thailand on Thursday jailed a Thai-born American for two-and-a-half years for defaming the monarchy — a sentence that the United States criticised as “severe”. The conviction of Joe Wichai Commart Gordon — who appeared in court in shackles — is the latest in a series of cases…

Thai web editor denies online royal insult charges

BANGKOK — A prominent Thai website editor facing up to 20 years in jail appeared in court Wednesday to defend herself against charges relating to remarks about the monarchy posted by other people on her website. Chiranuch Premchaiporn, the editor of the popular Prachatai news website, denied allegations that she…

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