Protesters begin Bangkok ‘shutdown’ calling for Yingluck to step down – The Irrawaddy/BBC World Service: Outside Source

http://www.irrawaddy.org/asia/protesters-begin-bangkok-shutdown-calling-yingluck-step.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01p2pd7 BANGKOK — Hundreds of thousands of protesters seeking an unelected council to run Southeast Asia’s second biggest...

Thai court sentences American citizen to 2.5 years in prison for insulting monarchy – Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2011/1208/Thai-court-sentences-American-citizen-to-2.5-years-in-prison-for-insulting-monarchy BANGKOK – US citizen Joe Gordon was sentenced to 2-1/2 years jail today for translating a banned biography of...

Thailand’s lèse-majesté crackdown chills dissent – Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2011/0921/Thailand-s-Lese-majeste-crackdown-Deepening-chill-on-dessent http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44615661/ns/world_news-christian_science_monitor/#.Tnqzvezcwr4 Bangkok, Thailand. Billboard-size images of Thailand’s royal family are draped over court buildings in Bangkok’s Ladphrao area,...