The Criminal Court will pass judgement on lese majeste prisoner Somyos Prueksakasemsuk on Jan 23, the judges hearing the case announced on Wednesday.
Over a hundred people were present at the court when the hearing reconvened on Wednesday morning. They included the defendant's wife and son, representatives from several European embassies, including Denmark and Germany, and the European Commission. International and local NGOs such as Freedom House, Human Rights Watch and Union for Civil Liberty were also there.
The court read out a lengthy explanation of the Constitution Court's ruling that the Penal Code's Section 112, known as the lese majeste law, is not contrary to the constitution.
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