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The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to
forward to you the following press release from the
group of activists who set up the trial observation on
Chiranuch Premchaiporn, director of Prachai website.

Asian Human Rights Commission


Hong Kong

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FORWARDED PRESS RELEASE
AHRC-FPR-006-2011

A Press Release from the group of activists who


set up the trial observation on Chiranuch
Premchaiporn, director of Prachai website
forwarded by the Asian Human Rights
Commission (AHRC)

THAILAND: Calling to observe for court


trial of Chiranuch Premchaiporn,
director of Prachatai website, on 4 - 17
February 2011, 9.00am - 4.00pm at
the Criminal Court
Press Release

Invitation to the witness hearings of Ms.


Chiranuch
Premchaiporn, the Director of Prachatai
4 – 17 February 2010 at the Criminal Court,
Ratchadapisek Road

The criminal court will conduct the witness hearings on


the case of Ms. Chiranuch Premchaiporn from 4 to 17
February 2010. Ms. Chiranuch will appear as the
defendant, while the Office of the Special Attorney on
Criminal Case 8 which is under Office of the Attorney-
General will appear as the prosecutor. This case deals
with the penalty related to the intermediary under the
Section 15 of the Computer Crime Act which is related

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to supporting or consenting to an offence related to


national security within a computer system under the
intermediary’s control.

The Criminal Court is scheduled to hear the witnesses


of the case in the following dates:
Plaintiff's witnesses February 4, 8, 9,
10 9.00- 12.30 and 13.30 - 16.00
Defendant's witnesses February 11, 15, 16,
17 9.00- 12.30 and 13.30 - 16.00
Place: Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek road

Simultaneous translation is available in the court room


for foreign journalists and trial observers upon request
(Please contact Thaweeporn at the phone number
below).

Background:
The police charged Chiranuch for an offence according
to Article 15 of the Computer-Related Crime Act:
intentionally support or consent to an offence under
Article 14, allegedly committed by an Internet user.
The offence in this case is the posting on Prachatai
webboard a piece of text that the authority deemed
related to the national security.

The Crime Suppression Division later submitted the


charges against Chiranuch to the Office of Attorney-
General. And the prosecutors finally laid out a case on
31 March 2010.

For more information, please contact:


English: Pokpong Lawansiri – 082-344-8724,
Thaweeporn Kummetha – 089-829-1167
Thai: Orapin Yinyodpattana – 086-897-7828

Read more Analysis on Chiranuch Latest Charges and


Arrest

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About AHRC: The Asian Human Rights Commission is


a regional non-governmental organisation monitoring
and lobbying human rights issues in Asia. The Hong
Kong-based group was founded in 1984.

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