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Thai Red Shirt chiefs ordered to pay for 2010 arson damage

Oct. 16, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered three leaders of the Red Shirt political movement to pay 21 million baht ($691,000) compensation to business owners whose commercial buildings were set on fire at the climax of two months of aggressive street protests in 2010. The verdict on a...

Thai army chief rants at critics, warns of Hong Kong unrest

Oct. 11, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's powerful army chief declared Friday that the country's government is virtually at war with its critics, warning that politicians, academics and other intellectuals may "manipulate" young people to stage protests like those in Hong Kong. Gen. Apirat Kongsompong in a prepared speech...

Thai judge attempts suicide in protest over interference

Oct. 5, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A suicide attempt by a judge in Thailand who accused his superiors of interfering with his verdicts has highlighted questions about judicial independence and fairness. Khanakorn Pianchana, a lower court judge in the southern province of Yala, shot himself in the chest with a pistol in his...

Thai high court affirms guilt of 2009 Pattaya rioters

Sep. 11, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the prison sentences of 12 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement convicted in connection with rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009. The 12 had received four-year prison sentences for their actions on April 11,...

Thai 'Yellow Shirt' founder jailed for fraud released early

Sep. 4, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The flamboyant media mogul who led an ultimately successful campaign to oust Thailand's prime minister in 2006 has been freed early from a 20-year prison sentence for financial fraud, the country's Corrections Department announced Wednesday. The department said Sondhi Limthongkul was...