Defamation & Petition calling for an enquiry into the actions of the Chief Justice of Bhutan

Here is a chronological list of articles in both international and national media ever since the first defamation case for posting a story to Facebook in Bhutan began. I shared Dr. Shacha’s story to my Facebook page, and we’re both now litigating a defamation suit against us by Sonam Phuntsho.

16th August 2016

Court yet to issue summon orders for social media defamation case

19th August 2016

Plaintiff seeks Nu. 2.59 million compensation

23rd August 2016

In Bhutan, a Facebook Post Leads to Defamation Charges

 

2nd September 2016

IPI concerned by Bhutan defamation case

 

26th September 2016

Lawsuit Over Facebook Post Raises Fears of Online Censorship in Bhutan

27th September 2016

Namgay Zam and Dr Shacha Wangmo submit their rebuttal

6th October 2016

Defamation case causing litigants anxiety

1st October 2016

Court room heats up with Ap SP vs Namgay Zam and Dr. Shacha

8th October 2016

Mental Health, Suicide and Journalistic credibility brought up in Ap SP Vs Dr Shacha & Namgay Zam case

20th October 2016

A Journalist Takes on Bhutan's Top Judge, Sparking National Reflection on Democracy

22nd October 2016

Journalist accuses Chief Justice of prima facie

24th October 2016

PM seeks legal opinion on journalist’s appeal for enquiry

27th October 2016

Defendants question plaintiff’s reputation in defamation case

29th October 2016

Journalist’s appeal doesn’t merit govt. intervention: PM

Defamation suit to enter evidence phase

And the online petition calling for an enquiry into the actions of the Chief Justice of Bhutan was created today:

2nd November 2016

Plea for an enquiry into the actions of the Chief Justice of Bhutan

18th November 2016

Bhutan journalist hit by defamation suit for sharing Facebook post

19th November 2016

Litigants ask for second round of evidence submission

5th December 2016

Bhutan faces an Important Test of Press Freedom (The New York Times)

24th January 2017

Defamation lawsuit dropped against Bhutan journalist (ABC Australia)

25th January 2017

No verdict on Ap SP vs Namgay Zam, Dr. Shacha defamation case

 

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