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Police: Iranian Man Blows Off Legs In Bangkok Blast

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thai authorities say an Iranian man carrying a bomb blew off his own legs and wounded four other people in three successive blasts Tuesday in Bangkok. Government officials say the first blast went off at a house rented by the man in the central part of the Thai capital. It was shortly followed by the […]

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Police: Iranian Man Blows Off Legs In Bangkok Blast

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Thai authorities say an Iranian man carrying a bomb blew off his own legs and wounded four other people in three successive blasts Tuesday in Bangkok. Government officials say the first blast went off at a house rented by the man in the central part of the Thai capital. It was shortly followed by the […]

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Blacklisted Businesswoman, Red Shirt Leader Join Thai Cabinet

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A woman blacklisted in the United States over business dealings with the wife of Zimbabwe ruler Robert Mugabe is one of two controversial new appointees to Thailand’s ruling cabinet. The other is a former leader of the Red Shirt movement who faces terrorism charges over a two-month protest that ended with dozens of deaths in […]

Thai ‘Red Shirt’ Protest Leader Freed on Bail

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai court has granted bail to a top leader of Thailand’s “Red Shirt” protest movement who was being held on terrorism charges related to last year’s deadly opposition protests. Arisman Pongruangrong, who surrendered to authorities earlier this month to fight the charges, was freed Wednesday on $190,000 bail. Arisman narrowly escaped arrest in April […]

Thai PM Holds Talks with Burmese Democracy Leader

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met Tuesday with Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in a visit described in Thai media as a show of support for political stability and “strong, sustainable democracy” in Burma. Thai television quotes a spokesman for Ms. Yingluck as saying the prime minister praised Aung San Suu Kyi’s “strong […]

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Thai Activist Jailed 15 Years for Insulting Monarchy

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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A political activist from Thailand’s Red Shirt protest movement has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for insulting the country’s monarchy. The Criminal Court in Bangkok on Thursday found Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul guilty of making several defamatory comments against the royal family during a speech at a political rally in 2008. Known as “Da Torpedo” […]

US Citizen Jailed for Insulting Thai Monarch

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Thailand has sentenced an American citizen to 30 months in prison for insulting the country’s royal family by translating and posting online excerpts from a banned biography about the Thai monarch. Thai-born U.S. citizen Joe Gordon made the postings on his blog two years ago from his home in Colorado. The 55-year-old […]

US Citizen Receives 30 Months in Prison for Insulting Thai Monarchy

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai court on Thursday sentenced a U.S. citizen to 30 months in prison for posting material deemed offensive to the country’s royal family on his blog. The 55-year-old Thai-born American citizen Joe Gordon was charged with insulting Thailand’s royal family by translating and posting excerpts of a locally banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. […]

US Citizen Receives 30 Months in Prison for Insulting Thai Monarchy

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai court on Thursday sentenced a U.S. citizen to 30 months in prison for posting material deemed offensive to the country’s royal family on his blog. The 55-year-old Thai-born American citizen Joe Gordon was charged with insulting Thailand’s royal family by translating and posting excerpts of a locally banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. […]

US Citizen Jailed for Insulting Thai Monarchy

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai court on Thursday sentenced a U.S. citizen to 30 months in prison for posting material deemed offensive to the country’s royal family on his blog. The 55-year-old Thai-born American citizen Joe Gordon was arrested in May and charged with insulting Thailand’s royal family by translating and posting excerpts of a locally banned biography […]

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