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...
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 Concerns for fundamental rights of free expression were again raised this week in Bangkok, with news that seven articles written by esteemed Thai journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk are now under investigation for alleged infringements of the lèse majesté law. A regular columnist with Thailand’s conservative news agency The Nation, Pravit also writes for independent news agency...
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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