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...
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 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,...
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...
Today at 10.00 AM (Bangkok time) the Thai Criminal Court will give its verdict against Chiranuch “Jiew” Premchaiporn, the webmaster of the news website Prachatai. Chiranuch is being prosecuted for failing to delete 10 comments made by others that are deemed insulting to the monarchy not quickly enough. She has been arrested in 2009 and...
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