Contempt of Court Accusation, Paving the Way for a Chilling Effect on the Freedom of Expression?

Case Background: On Monday 9th September 2019, Ms Sarinee Achavanuntakul and Mr Yuttana Nuanjarut, a news editor at the Krungthep Turakit newspaper, will appear before the Supreme Court to give testimony on charges of contempt of court. The court summons, dated 21st August 2019, included a copy of a memorandum sent by Mr Supradit Jeensawake, […]



She and he who remain incarcerated: At least nine defendants in the lèse-majesté cases are denied bail, while fighting charges against them

On 4 September 2018, the Bangkok Military Court has allowed Natthathida “Waen” Meewangpla, a former volunteer nurse and a star witness in the post-mortem inquest of six deaths in Wat Pathumwanara, to bail herself out. She has been accused in the Bangkok Criminal Court bomb attack and a lèse-majesté case (royal defamation). Natthathida has been […]