Joint Letter: Thai officials must drop all the ongoing prosecutions under the Emergency Decree

On November 8, 2022, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights together with 23 other Human Rights Organizations submitted a letter to various foreign embassies in Thailand including the members states of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC such as the embassies of The United States of America, Canada, and Australia, the European Union member states such […]

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09/11/2565

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 16 September 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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19/10/2565

BRIEFING: CHILDREN’S EXERCISE OF THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND ASSEMBLY IN THAILAND

On 20 September 2022, Amnesty International Thailand together with Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) organized a briefing on Children’s Exercise of the Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Thailand at The Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn. The participants include representatives from TLHR, Amnesty International Thailand, Foreign Embassies, OHCHR, UNICEF, Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection, […]

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30/09/2565

A statistical profile of minors charged for political expression and protest, 2020-2022

*Last updated on 16 September 2022 According to TLHR database on Juvenile prosecution (from 2020 onwards), at least 283 youths from 211 cases have been prosecuted for political expression and protest. After the phenomenon of continuous leaderless protest from 2nd August 2021 to the end of October 2021 at Din Daeng Triangle, the youth activist […]

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16/09/2565

“Eia” A 12-year-old child who is a favorite among protestors and faces up to four years in prison

Series: YOUNG มีหวัง Seventeen years – the age of “Thanakon,” the first youth charged with violation of Article 116 of the Criminal Code and “Sainam,” the first youth charged with violation of Article 112 (lèse-majesté) of the Criminal Code. Sixteen years – the age of “Nat,” the youth who experienced the longest period of detention […]

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25/08/2565

A Fight to declare “We are not Alone.” A Talk with “Mimi” Nitchakarn, a Young Political Activist

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

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09/08/2565

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

August 2023: A total of 1,925 people have been politically prosecuted in 1,241 cases

August 2023: A total of 1,925 people have been politically prosecuted in 1,241 cases *[Information as of 5 September 2023.] In August 2023, prosecution of political expressions continued amidst the formation of a new government led by the Pheu Thai Party. There has been a slight increase in the number of both lawsuits containing lèse-majesté […]

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19/09/2566

A pro-democracy activist is being prosecuted under the lèse-majesté law for livestreaming on Facebook in front of the UN buildings. Here’s why.

On 5 March 2022, “Tawan” Tantawan Tuatulannon, a then-20-year-old pro-democracy activist, did a livestream on Facebook in front of the UN buildings in Bangkok where a royal motorcade was scheduled to take place. The authorities told her to stop and leave the area. She didn’t. So she was arrested and is now being prosecuted for […]

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12/08/2566

June 2023: a total of 1,916 people have been politically prosecuted in 1,226 cases

In June, while only few new politically-motivated lawsuits emerged, the trials of many existing ones proceeded in full swing. The courts have issued verdicts for at least 12 lese-majeste cases within a course of merely one month acquitting, convicting (imprisonment), or suspending the punishment of the defendants. As a result, two more people in these […]

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10/07/2566

Yok’s right to education claims fall in line with International and Domestic Law

Columbia Law School On June 13, school administrators expelled 15-year-old Thanalop “Yok” Phalanchai from Triam Udom Suksa Phatthakan School. She is the youngest child known to have been charged with Thailand’s lese-majeste law to date. In a statement later released by the school, Yok’s expulsion was solely because she failed to enroll by the agreed […]

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29/06/2566

The Court dismisses all Section 110 charges of “Obstructing the Queen’s Procession” due to police culpability and fundamental misunderstandings among parties

On June 28, 2023, in the courtroom number 904, the Criminal Court decided an important case regarding five activists namely Ekachai Hongkangwan, Boonkueanun Paothong, Suranat Paenprasert and two other people charged with an assault on the Queen’s liberty. The court acquitted all charges against the five defendants after concluding that the 14 October 2020 incident […]

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28/06/2566

Summary of the witnesses testimony before judgment day, historic criminal lawsuit against the Thai Queen.

On June 28, 2023, at 9:30 a.m., the Criminal Court scheduled a hearing in the case of five activists, namely Ekachai Hongkangwan, Boonkueanun Paothong, Suranat Paenprasert and two other people charged for an assault on the Queen’s liberty. The combined charges include Section 110 of the Criminal Code for violations against the Queen or her […]

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27/06/2566

May 2023: a total of 1,914 people in 1,218 cases have been politically prosecuted

With the election happening last month, May started with the echoes of people who want to see political changes. Meanwhile, cases related to political expression and assemblies continue. In addition to cases already in court, this month saw at least seven new lese-majeste cases: two involve youth, one involves accusations by the Office of The […]

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13/06/2566

Lèse-majesté prosecution of Move Forward MP-elect proceeded in the absence of the defense lawyer

On 1 and 2 June 2023, the examination of prosecution witnesses in a trial of the prominent political activists and Move Forward MP-elect Chonthicha Jaengraew at the Ratchada Criminal Court proceeded in the absence of the defense lawyer and despite Ms. Chonthicha’s request that the hearings be postponed until her lawyer is available to attend […]

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09/06/2566
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