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Chiranuch Premchaiporn. Pic: AP.

Thai webmaster Chiranuch loses appeal against suspended sentence

By Fri, Nov 08, 2013 11:44AM UTC Comments Off Chiranuch Premchaiporn. Pic: AP.

Thai webmaster Chiranuch Premchaiporn has lost her appeal against her sentence for not deleting online comments deemed insulting to the monarchy quickly enough from the now defunct web board of the Thai news site Prachatai. The Criminal Court found her guilty in May 2012 and initially sentenced her to 1 year in prison, which was then reduced to...

Round-up of commentary on Thai web editor’s suspended sentence

By Thu, May 31, 2012 8:00AM UTC Comments Off Chiranuch Premchaiporn. Pic: AP.

BP has already blogged on the eight-month suspended sentence and 20,000 baht fine (about $633) given to Prachatai web editor Chiranuch yesterday and have also previously blogged on intermediary liability under the Computer Crimes Act (i.e where you are liable for comments made by others on your site). For background on both issues, please see those posts. CPJ have released...

Thai web editor gets suspended sentence for failure to delete comments posted on web forum

By Wed, May 30, 2012 2:30PM UTC Comments Off Thai web editor gets suspended sentence for failure to delete comments posted on web forum

In 2009, the police raided Prachatai, a popular online news websit and arrested the online editor Chiranuch Premchaiporn. Chiranuch was charged under the Computer Crimes Act as she did not delete comments posted by readers that were alleged to constitute lese majeste. More posts on her arrest and the aftermath here, here and here.  Then, in 2010, Chiranuch was arrested again… after attending a...

Thai webmaster Chiranuch found guilty, but avoids jail term

By Wed, May 30, 2012 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Thai webmaster Chiranuch found guilty, but avoids jail term

Thai webmaster Chiranuch Premchaiporn was found guilty this morning of not deleting lèse majesté comments on the now defunct web board of the Thai news website Prachatai quickly enough – she was sentenced to 1 year in prison, which was then reduced to an 8-month SUSPENDED sentence and a THB20,000 (US$630) fine. In its verdict,...

Shooting the messenger: On Chiranuch’s verdict delay

By Tue, May 01, 2012 3:35AM UTC Comments Off Chiranuch Premchaiporn. Pic: AP.

By Lisa Gardner As reported widely and so too here at Siam Voices: Yesterday, with the eyes of international media upon it, Thailand’s judiciary would delay the delivery of a final verdict in the ongoing case of Prachatai executive director Chiranuch Premchaiporn. While Chiranuch is not accused of having written the offensive comments in question, she...

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