verdict Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org IN BRIEF: Shin libel action Published on October 12, 2004 Civil case to wait until Criminal Court delivers its verdict The Civil Court said yesterday its trial of a case filed by Shin Corporation Plc against an outspoken media activist and a newspaper would begin after a ruling by the Criminal Court over a similar case. Shin Corp, a telecommunications giant owned by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatras family, recently filed both criminal and civil suits against Supinya Klangnarong, secretary-general of the Campaign for Popular Media Reform, and four others related to the Thai Post newspaper. The paper ran comments by Supinya accusing Shin Corp of benefiting from conflicts of interest and having made massive profits after Thaksin rose to power in 2001. In the criminal suit, the five defendants were charged with libel and in the civil suit, the plaintiff demanded Bt400 million in damages. The Civil Court said yesterday that after the ruling on the criminal case is made, both parties would report the judgement to the court within 45 days. The court would then schedule the start of a hearing. The other defendants are Thai Journalist Group Co Ltd, which owns Thai Post, the papers editor Roj Ngamman and executives Kannika Viriyakul and Thawisin Sathitrattanachiwit. The Nation, Thailand 12 October 2004 ======== Asia Pacific Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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