Phuketwan editor Alan Morison and his colleague were pronounced ‘not guilty’ of defamation charges in Phuket. DVB speaks exclusively to him about the trial.
Australian Alan Morison and Thai national Chutima Sidasathian had been sued by a Thai naval officer on charges of defamation and the Computer Crimes Act.
Journalists Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian are accused of defamation over a report implicating the Thai navy in human trafficking.
DVB spoke with Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian of Phuketwan, who are facing the possibility of seven years in prison for quoting a Reuters article about the smuggling of Rohingya…
Reuters has vowed to stand by their Rohingya story which alleges that Thai naval officers were involved in the trafficking of Rohingya boatpeople.
“Not only do we refuse to withdraw any lawsuit, but we are processing another suit against Reuters as well,” Vice Admiral Tharathorn Khajitsuwan tells the Bangkok Post.