The trial of human rights defender Ms Chiranuch Premchaiporn will resume on 1 September 2011, at the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court. Witnesses for the Public Prosecutor are due in court on 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20, 21 September, while witnesses for the defence are to heard on 11, 12, 13, 14 October.
In March 2010, Chiranuch Premchaiporn was charged with violating Section 15 of the Computer Crime Act. The charges are allegedly linked to ten comments that criticised the monarchy, which appeared on the now defunct Prachatai web board. Although the comments were made by members of the public, the public prosecutor alleged that as the moderator of the web board, Chiranuch Premchaiporn was responsible for the content. Chiranuch Premchaiporn fully complied with the authorities by having those comments removed after she was informed to do so by the authorities.