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  • Thai court sentences 'Red Shirts' to jail for 2009 rioting

    A Thai court sentenced 15 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement to four years in prison on Thursday for inciting rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009, news reports said.
  • Art, fine wine: Thai auction puts police corruption on view

    At a military base outside Bangkok, soldiers stand guard over Buddha statues, showcases of Rolex watches and some very expensive French wine — a $4,000 bottle of Petrus and choice vintages of Dom Perignon. It all belonged to a man who led Thailand'...

    2 Thais who staged play found guilty of insulting monarchy

    A court in Thailand sentenced two theater activists to two and a half years in prison on Monday on charges of insulting the country's monarchy. The activists produced a play called "The Wolf Bride" about a fictional monarch and his adviser. It was...

    Leaders in Asia face jail, arrests _ often due to politics

    On Wednesday, a court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant for Khaleda Zia, the opposition leader whose political feud with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dominated the country's politics for more than a decade. It was the latest in a series of legal...

    Thai constitution drafters say Senate to be unelected

    A committee appointed by Thailand's military rulers is laying the groundwork for a new method of choosing the country's leaders and lawmakers — and it involves giving voters less power to choose. Thailand's new 200-member Senate will be not elected...