On 2 May 2022, Lloyd Evans filed what he termed as a "criminal lawsuit" against 7 people whom he has labelled as "defendants". These seven people were vocal about his actions in Thailand and his behavior afterwards. It has now been over a year and there still is nothing from the court. The seven parties have not been served or summoned to a hearing. They only know about this case from what Lloyd Evans has posted to social media and has taunted them about. This case is already on its second judge. Meanwhile, Lloyd has continued to label these seven people as criminals, despite there being no rulings to that effect or even a date in court set. Regardless of how you feel about Lloyd and his lawsuit, we would hope everyone would desire a timely conclusion to this matter according to the law. Since Lloyd had claimed he has been defamed. we should all be interested in what a court of law has decided and if these people are indeed criminals. There is a legal standard in many countries as to parties being considered innocent until proven guilty. To label them as criminals without a conviction or even a summons to a court hearing amounts to slandering and defaming them.
This is not an isolated case. Lloyd had earlier in March sent out 12 letters requesting money in exchange for him not suing them. In many jurisdictions around the world, this would amount to extortion to demand money in exchange for not filing charges of a criminal nature.
Simply put: If you firmly believe that the seven people who have been named in this "lawsuit" are guilty of defamation, you should desire that the court rules on this matter without delay. If you firmly believe in their innocence, you should also want this adjudicated soon. The court's decision should be the final answer.
The seven claimed "defendants" are citizens of three different countries. The USA - Kim Brooks, Mike Brooks, Jonathan Burger and Joel Martz. The UK - Marc Latham and Cora Latham. Australia - Kim Silvio.
As a Croatian citizen, Lloyd is protected and subject to that nation's laws. The same applies to the seven people named in the "lawsuit". They are under their own nation's laws, and it is only fair that their embassies are made aware of and are getting assurances of international legal proprieties for their nationals, and this is a matter of not just a man on Twitter tweeting they are defendants and criminals without providing any proof other than his claimed that he is suing them. This case has international implications and it is important that all legalities are followed both per international law and whatever treaties are relevant.
Lloyd’s threats have included continually taunting the targets he has mentioned on social media, assuring them they would need a good lawyer or they could possibly face jail time and similar musings. On September 4th 2022, Lloyd sent out an open letter to Kim Silvio threatening to sue her for the next 40 years of his life, until his death, or until he received a favourable judgment. This behavior is inappropriate and can and will cause many court authorities to consider what this is really about. It's not about justice. It's all about revenge.
In the interest of getting this matter settled one way or another, we would like to encourage people to write their own embassies and alert them to this matter so they can bring it up with their Croatian counterparts. It is our hope that since this case extends beyond the borders or Croatia, these foreign national's embassies and foreign departments should be concerned with a Croatian national suing their own citizens, none of whom have ever visited Croatia. The ultimate goal is to get this case examined by the Croatian authorities and pressure them to ask the Sisak Municipal Court to move on this in a timely fashion.
The case number is K-252/2022. The "Private Prosecutor" is James Lloyd Evans.
Please consider writing or emailing the following embassies:
Thomas Dougherty, ICHIP Attorney Advisor
ICHIP Office U.S. Embassy UI. Thomasa Jeffersona 2 10010 Zagreb
Tel.: +385 1 661 - 2069 e-mail:
British Embassy Zagreb Ivana Lucica 4 10000 Zagreb Croatia
Telephone +385 (1) 6009 100 / +44 20 7008 5000
Australian Embassy - Republic of Croatia Grand Centar, 5th floor Hektoroviceva 2 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Telephone: +385 1 4891 200 Facsimile: +385 1 4891 216 Email: