Numbers of political detainees being held in detention during investigation or pending trial in 2021

According to the TLHR database (27 April 2021), at least 17 individuals have been detained after Thai courts rejected their requests for temporary release or bail.  All of the cases stem from their political expression and assembly. Among these numbers, there are:

  • 10 individuals who were prosecuted for allegedly violating Article 112 of the Criminal Code (“lèse-majesté” offense)
  • 7 individuals who were prosecuted for other charges

*Notably* The current longest duration of detention while awaiting trial is 78 days.

No. Name of the alleged offenders being detainedCases Types of detentionJurisdiction CourtsDate being held in detentionDetention Facility
1.Parit Chiwarak#MobFest (Article 112)Detention while awaiting trialRatchada Criminal Court9 February 2021The Bangkok Remand Prison
#19Sep.RestoringPower toPeople (Article 112)9 February 2021
Contempt of the CourtDetention while filing an appeal22 March 2021 (15 days until the maturity date of detention)
2.Arnon Nampa#19Sep.RestoringPower toPeople (Article 112)Detention while awaiting trialRatchada Criminal Court9 February 2021The Bangkok Remand Prison
3.Natthanon ChaimahabutraAccused of having pounding the prisoner transport vehicle and attempting to snatch “Penguin” and “Mike” confined therein while they were taken to the Prachachuen Police Station after being rearrested on other charges at the Bangkok Remand Prison on 30 October 2020.Detention while awaiting trialRatchada Criminal Court24 February 2021The Bangkok Remand Prison
4.Tawat Sukpraseat
5.Sakchai Tangchitsadudi
6.Chaluay Ekkasit
7.Somkid Tosoy
8.Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan aka “Ammy The Bottom Blues”Setting fire to a portrait of the King in front of Klongprem Central Prison on 28 February 2021 (Article 112)Detention during the investigationRatchada Criminal Court3 March 2021The Bangkok Remand Prison
9.Parinya Cheewinkulpatom aka “Port Faiyen”Three posts on Facebook in April – July 2016 (Article 112)Detention during the investigationRatchada Criminal Court6 March 2021The Bangkok Remand Prison
10.Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul#19Sep.RestoringPower toPeople (Article 112)Detention while awaiting trialRatchada Criminal Court8 March 2021Central Women’s Correctional Insitution
11.Panupong Jadnok#19Sep.RestoringPower toPeople (Article 112)Detention while awaiting trialRatchada Criminal Court8 March 2021The Bangkok Remand Prison
12.Piyarat ChongthepIn the case of We Volunteer members and people being arrested in Major Ratchahyothin Mall before the #6Mar.rally started (Article 209,210)Detention during the investigationRatchada Criminal Court8 March 2021Was granted bail on 2 April 2021
Hanging the sign #bewtowed vaccines for the monarchy’s reputation at Kalasin Province (Article 112)Detention during the investigationKalasin Provincial Court3 April 2021Kalasin Provincial Court
13.Supakorn (Reserved last name)Posting nine messages and picture, which are related to monarchy, on Facebook in April 2020 (Computer Crime Act)Detention while filing an appealThonburi Criminal Court10 April 2021Thonburi Remand Prison
14.Promsorn ViradhammajariGiving a speech in front of Thanyaburi Provincial Court, which was the following event after “New Sirichai” was arbitrary arrested at night on 14 January 2021 (Article 112)Detention during the investigationThanyaburi Provincial Court17 March 2021Thanyaburi District Prison, Pathumthani Province
15.Chukait SaengwongSticking the paper on the King’s portrait during the #20Mar.rally at Sanam Luang (Article 112)Detention during the investigationRatchada Criminal Court23 March 2021Bangkok Remand Prison
16.Sam SamatAccused of urinating on the Crowd Controlled Police in front of the first Infantry RegimentDetention during the investigationRatchada Criminal Court27 March 2021Bangkok Remand Prison
17.Wanwalee ThammasattayaDelivering speeches at #Dec6 rally, Wongwian Yai (Article 112)Detention during the investigationThonburi Criminal Court27 April 2021Thonburi Women Correctional Institution

 

*As of now, at least 6 political detainees were granted bail:

  • Anucha was alleged of violating Article 112 in the case of holding the sign #ม็อบตำรวจล้มช้าง. He was detained for 24 days until the bail was granted on 19 March 21.
  • Patiwat Saraiyaem aka “Mor Lam Bank” was alleged of violating Article 112 in the case of #19Sep.RestoringPowertothePeople. He was detained for 60 days after the bail was granted on 9 Apr. 21. The bail includes the condition of not participating in the political assembly, not giving any speeches critical to the monarchy, and deployed with EM.
  • Phonchai (reserved last name) was alleged of violating Article 112 and Article 116 by posting messages on his Facebook timeline. He was detained for 47 days after the bail was granted on 22 Apr. 21.
  • Somyot Pruksakasemsuk was alleged of violating Article 112 in the case of #19Sep.RestoringPowertothePeople. He was detained for 74 days after the bail was granted on 23 Apr. 21. The bail includes the condition of not participating in the political assembly, not giving any speeches critical to the monarchy, and deployed with EM.
  • Jatupat Boonpattararaksa was alleged of violating Article 112 in the case of #19Sep.RestoringPowertothePeople. He was detained for 47 days after the bail was granted on 22 Apr. 21. The bail includes the condition of not participating in the political assembly, not giving any speeches critical to the monarchy, and deployed with EM.
  • Pornpimol (reserved last name) was alleged of violating Article 112 by posting a message on her Facebook profile. She was detained for 23 days after the bail was granted on 23 Apr. 21.