The Number of Prosecutions under “Lèse Majesté” in 2020-2022

The number of prosecutions under “Lèse Majesté” from 24 November 2020 – 20 June 2022 *Last edited 11 August 2022 On 19 November 2020, General Prayut Chan-o-cha issued a statement regarding the political situation by declaring that it was necessary to increase intensified suppressing measure by enforcing every law and section against protesters who violate […]

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08/11/2564

Bail money for political cases related to rights to freedom of expression and assembly exceeds 30 million baht (one million USD)

Between 18 July 2020, the first Free Youth rally, and 22 July 2021, a total of 34,509,500 baht (approx. 1,049,942 USD)[1] were paid to the court as bail surety for 582 times for 404 individuals in 167 cases.[2] Such high amounts of surety money illustrate the overburdening costs put on those charged from exercising civil […]

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23/07/2564

“Pink”, a 13-year-old girl, who is considered a national security threat for wanting to see an equal and just society.

During a mid-afternoon in late April, a young girl in a bright yellow shirt and a black denim skirt was half walking half running in a small alley that was branching away from the bustling street of Lat Phrao.  On the outside looking in, people might have thought she was having the time of her […]

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16/08/2565

The Fight to Declare that “We are not Alone”: Talking with “Mimi” Nitchakarn, an Activist

“Mimi” is an 18-year-old feminist activist passionate about advocating for gender diversity. Since 2020, she has been participating in political demonstrations that dealt with various socio-political issues. She has been charged with 6 political charges during this journey. While participating in political activities, she has slowly discovered her passion. “Jai Foo” (Rising Hearts), a gender […]

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09/08/2565

Political Cases in 2022: 3 Cases Heard in Closed Trials, No Notetaking Allowed in 11 Cases, Court Whittled Witness List and Did Not Issued Subpoenas in Lèse-majesté Cases

In 2022, political prosecutions, deriving from political assembly and expression, remain intense. Particularly, cases initiated in 2020-2021 have been indicted, and as such, witness examinations and presentation of evidence by the defense go on constantly in court trials nationwide.    In addition to the issue of the right to bail during the ongoing defense, as well […]

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27/07/2565

By mid-2022, the number of citizens and activists who have been harassed by government officials total 191. At least 19 youths are among this number, with the youngest being 13 years old. 

Abuse of authority continues to be conducted by government authorities. Harassments of citizens and activists at their homes, offices, and education institutions without any warrants regularly occur, thereby normalising the situation. Moreover, the authority of government officials in such operations cannot be verified.  Base on the TLHR database, since the beginning of 2022, citizens and […]

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21/07/2565

How many days have these individual been politically detained?

30 political detainees got their bail refused, many of whom are covid positive. 3 are on hunger strikes, and 4 are protesting the court for the injustice they received…Since March 2022, there are at least 30 political detainees whose bail applications were denied by the court..🔴 5 are charged with Section 112 (lèse-majesté) including:🔴 1. #Methin has […]

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21/07/2565

One Year After Anti-Prayuth Car Mobs: At Least 109 Cases Nationwide, Five Dismissals by Courts and Four Non Indictments by Public Prosecutors

3 July 2021 marks the first day that “car mob” activities have been conducted. Entitled #SombatTour, the first car mob was initiated as a political expression by Sombat Boonngamanong, aka Bor Gor Lai Jud. The activities started from the Democracy Monument and moved towards to the House of Government, calling for the resignation of Gen. […]

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19/07/2565

Human Rights Situation Report June 2022: A total of 1,832 individuals in 1,095 cases prosecuted

In June 2022, politically-motivated prosecutions remain intense. The number of those prosecuted under Section 112 (lèse-majesté) now exceeds 200. Meanwhile, there has been an increase in arbitrary detentions of those charged with lèse-majesté and other offenses related to the “Thalu Gas” demonstrations, resulting in over 22 individuals being detained pending trials.  Based on TLHR’s documentation […]

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12/07/2565

Available position: Program Coordinator

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) was established two days following the coup in 2014 by a group of human rights lawyers and social activists. Initially an ad-hoc organization, TLHR aimed to provide legal and litigation assistance to individuals who had been summoned, arrested, and detained by the military as a result of the coup, […]

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