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Rung’s bail extended in crop top Section 112 case

  PROTEST leader Panusaya Sitthichirawattanakul, or Rung, was granted an extension of her temporary release till December 27, 2022 in a Criminal Code Section 112 case, known as the lese majeste law, involving wearing a crop top in a shopping mall, Matichon newspaper said today (May 27). Rung had gone to Bangkok South Criminal Court

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Thanathorn applying for bail after being hit with lese majeste case

  PROGRESSIVE Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s lawyer is today (Apr. 11) getting ready to apply for bail after the Criminal Court accepted a lawsuit filed by the Public Prosecutor’s Office charging him with offences under Section 112 of the Criminal Code, or lese majeste law,  and the Computer Crimes Act, Naewna newspaper said. Mr. Krisdang

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Protesters hang up ‘people’s judgement’ banner, demand abolition of Section 112

  A BIG demonstration got underway at Ratchaprasong intersection this afternoon (Dec. 12) with the protesters hanging up large banner with the words “People’s Judgement of Section 112” to underscore their demand that Section 112 of the Criminal Code, or the lese majeste law, be abolished, Matichon newspaper said. Jointly launching this demonstartion are a

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Office Of Attorney-General petitioned to rescind ruling against monarchical reform bids

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters ANTI-LESE MAJESTE activists today (Dec. 9) called on the Office of Attorney- General to rescind the Constitutional Court’s ruling earlier delivered against massive calls for monarchical reform. Somyot Prueksakasemsuk and Attapol Buapat, leaders of the so-called Ratsadorn Group for Abolition of Section 112, submitted a petition at the Office of

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Crop top gathering calls for temporary release of activist

A DOWNTOWN gathering led by a former Amnesty International Thailand committee member this afternoon (Nov. 20) entitled “What’s wrong with wearing a crop top?” called for the release on bail of protest leader Panusaya Sitthichirawattanakul, or Rung, who was detained in a Criminal Code Section 112 case, known as the lese majeste law, involving going

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‘Absolute monarchy’ protested on Bangkok streets, petition against it lodged to Germany

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRO-DEMOCRACY DEMONSTRATORS today (Nov. 14) lodged a petition to Germany where His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn is currently residing via the German Embassy in Bangkok in protest of what they called “absolute monarchy” being allegedly reintroduced in Thailand. The street activists who peacefully gathered at Pathumwan intersection protested against the allegedly

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Police fully ready for demonstrations taking place today and tomorrow

THE Metropolitan Police Bureau is fully prepared to handle demonstrations taking place today and tomorrow (Nov. 13-14) with those found causing chaos to be immediately arrested, Siam Rath newspaper said. At a press briefing Pol. Maj. Gen. Jirasan Kaewsang-ek, deputy chief of Metropolitan Police Bureau, and Pol. Col. Krisana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal

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Constitutional Court website hacking suspect arrested

  THE Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) police tracked down a suspect in the hacking of the Constitutional Court’s website that was transformed to play American experimental hip-hop group Death Grips’ “Guillotine (It goes Yah)” music video after a ruling was passed against three activists last Wednesday, Sanook.com said today (Nov. 13). The portal’s name

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Young generations to take to streets again despite court’s ruling: Academic

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters YOUNG GENERATIONS OF pro-democracy people will likely return to street protests in a sustained move for monarchical reform now that the Constitutional Court has delivered a ruling against it, said a noted academic yesterday (Nov. 11). Chulalongkorn University political scientist Puangthong Pawakapan said a large number of students and other

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Court only listened to one side of monarchical reform story: Defendant

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT was today (Nov.10) criticised for only listening to one side of a story spun against a trio of monarchical reformists and finally passed a ruling to keep them at bay. The Constitutional Court concluded that last year’s speeches delivered to the public by pro-monarchical reform activists Anon Nampa,

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Pheu Thai Party’s strategy of ‘trying to beat ’em and looking to bow to ’em’ just won’t work 

By Out-Crowd GIVEN THEIR REPEATED STRATEGY OF ”trying to beat ’em and looking to bow to ’em”, Pheu Thai Party will likely lose many MP seats to Move Forward Party though the former might probably win more MP seats than Palang Pracharath Party in the next election nationwide. As long as Pheu Thai Party, with

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