March 5, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A Thai court issued a four-year prison sentence to 15 members of the political group United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), known as the Red Shirts, on Thursday, following a conviction for inciting riots in 2009. The Red Shirts are a political group that supports former prime ...[read more]
January 28, 2015
by William Helbling
A Bangkok Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced "Red Shirt" supporter Jatuporn Prompan to two years in prison for defaming former prime minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva. Prompan was charged with defamation for accusing Abhisit of ordering the killings of protesters and taking action in ...[read more]
August 28, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Criminal Court in Bangkok on Thursday dismissed the murder case against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and the former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban for lack of jurisdiction. Abhisit and Suthep are charged with premeditated and attempted murder for ordering the Thai military ...[read more]
December 12, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Former prime minister of Thailand and head of the opposition Democrat Party, Abhisit Vejjajiva, was formally charged Thursday with the murder of two individuals during the 2010 Thai military crackdown on anti-government protests. In 2010 the Red Shirt protesters, supporters of current PM Yingluck... ...[read more]
December 6, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on Thursday announced that former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will be charged with murder for his role in the 2010 Thai military crackdown on anti-government protests that left more than 90 people dead and about 1,800 injured in Bangkok. In ...[read more]
July 6, 2012
by Cody Harding
On July 6, 2010, the Thai government extended a state of emergency in Bangkok and 18 other provinces because of continuing unrest and violence. Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva had declared the state of emergency in April 2010 after protesters broke into parliament. The state of emergency ...[read more]
June 11, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Friday rejected a proposal by an opposition party seeking a referendum to grant amnesty to those involved in a military coup in 2006. The referendum was proposed by the Pheu Thai Party, supporters of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ...[read more]
August 9, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The Constitutional Court of Thailand on Monday conducted the first hearing in the electoral fraud trial of the ruling Democrat Party. The case, brought in June by the Election Commission of Thailand, could result in the dissolution of the party and the exclusion of its leaders, including current ...[read more]
July 6, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The Thai government on Tuesday extended the state of emergency in Bangkok and 18 provinces for another three months based on claims of continuing unrest related to the country's latest round of political violence. Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the decision was based on intelligence ...[read more]
May 21, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Friday promised an independent investigation into recent clashes between anti-government protesters know as red shirts and security officials that left more than 80 dead. Abhisit discussed plans for reconciliation aimed at helping the country heal after a ...[read more]

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