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

*Last updated on 1 June 2022

According to the TLHR database on juvenile prosecution (from 2020 onwards), at least 280 youths from among 205 cases have been prosecuted for political expression and protest.

  • After the phenomenon of continually leaderless protest from 2nd August 2021 to the end of October 2021 at Din Daeng Triangle, the youth activist group called “Thalugaz” has risen later. There were youth arrested during the protest and prosecuted for expression and protest at least 210 youth from among 104 cases.
  • There were 19 youths ordered prosecution by the public prosecutors in 18 cases
  • There were 16 youths in 19 cases who are filed with Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code or the “lèse-majesté” law. Among the aforementioned number, six cases has been indicted by public prosecutor already.