Political detainees held in detention during investigation or pending trial in mid-2021

As of 22 November 2021, at least 25 people are held in detention during police investigation or pending trial. Of which, six people are detained pending trial under a charge of “Lèse-majesté” or the Section 112 of the Penal Code and other 19 people are detained under other charges. All of them are detained after exercising their rights to freedom of expression online/ offline and assembly.

The Court has repeatedly denied bails granted to them, e.g., The Court denied bails granted to Arnon Nampa for eight times, Parit Chiwarak for four times, and Jatupat Boonpattararaksa for seven times. Longevity of their detention, particularly pending trial detention, depends upon the Court’s decision whether to grant them bails or not. In addition, those detained pending trial could be infinite until the Court proceeding is concluded.

See below for further information regarding cases, charges, and types of detention of each political detainees:

No.First – Last nameCasesType of DetentionCourtDate of detentionPlace of detention
1.“Penguin” Parit Chiwarak1. 19SeptemberReturnPowertothePeople rally on 19 September 2020 (Lèse-majesté case)
2. MobFest on 14 November 2020 (Lèse-majesté case)
3. Speech given in front of Siam Commercial Building at a rally one 25 November 2020 rally (Lèse-majesté case)
4. Rally at Lad Phrao intersection on 2 December 2021 rally (Lèse-majesté case)

5. Contempt of the Court 9 August 2021
1 – 4 Pending trial
5 is ordered by Thanyaburi Provincial Court
The Ratchada Criminal Court9 August 2021Bangkok Remand Prison
2.“Pai Dao Din” Jatupat Boonpattararaksa 1. 19SeptemberReturnPowertothePeople rally on 19 September 2020 (Lèse-majesté case)
2. KhanaratsadornEsan rally on 13 October 2020
3. Splattering color at Thung Song Hong Police Station on 3 August 2021
Pending trial The Ratchada Criminal Court 9 August 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
3.Arnon Nampa1. Harry Potter themed rally on 3 August 2020 (Lèse-majesté case)
2. 14 October 2020 rally (Lèse-majesté case)
3. Harry Potter themed rally on 3 August 2021 (Lèse-majesté case)
4.Posting three messages on Facebook in the early 2021 (Lèse-majesté case)

5. Speech given in front of Siam Commercial Building at a rally one 25 November 2020 rally (Lèse-majesté case)
6. Rally at Lad Phrao intersection on 2 December 2021 rally (Lèse-majesté case)

7. Speech given in front of the Parliament on 17 November 2021 (Lèse-majesté case)
Pending trial The Ratchada Criminal Court and the Bangkok South Criminal Court11 August 2021Bangkok Remand Prison
4.Tawee Tiangwiset1. Splattering color at Thung Song Hong Police Station on 3 August 2021
2. Alleged of harming officials and flighting stemmed from 3 September 2021 rally
Pending trial The Ratchada Criminal Court15 September 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
5.Chitipat16 September 2021 rally at Din DaengPending trial The Ratchada Criminal Court17 September 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
6.Jakree 16 September 2021 rally at Din Daeng and allegedly found possessing material-liked bombPolice investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court 17 September 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
7.“Mike” Panupong Jadnok1. Posting The People’s letter (Lèse-majesté case)
2. Spattering color-throwing eggs in front of Cavalry Regiment 4, King’s Guard
3. Speech given in front of Siam Commercial Building at a rally one 25 November 2020 rally (Lèse-majesté case)
4. Rally at Lad Phrao intersection on 2 December 2021 rally (Lèse-majesté case)

5. Contempt of the Court 9 August 2021
1 – 4 Pending trial
5 is ordered by Thanyaburi Provincial Court
The Ratchada Criminal Court23 September 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
8.Nut (a 16-year-old minor)Alleged of pounding and burning police booth in several areas, totaling 8 casesPolice investigationThe Central Juvenile and Family Court25 September 2021Bangna Juvenile Detention Centre (Ban Metta)
9PaitoonAlleged of attempting to murder competent officials by throwing bomb-liked object towards the Riot police at Din Daeng during 11 September 2021 rallyPolice investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court2 October 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
10.Suksan Alleged of attempting to murder competent officials by throwing bomb-liked object towards the Riot police at Din Daeng during 11 September 2021 rally Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court 2 October 2021Bangkok Remand Prison
11.NaruebetAlleged of throwing bomb-liked object towards Lumpini Police Car on 4 October 2021 Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court 5 October 2021Bangkok Remand Prison
12.Pichai Alleged of throwing bomb-liked object towards Lumpini Police Car on 4 October 2021 Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court 5 October 2021Bangkok Remand Prison
13.JitakornAlleged of possessing bomb-liked object on 6 October 2021Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court7 October 2021Bangkok Remand Prison
14.Benja Apan1. Giving a speech in front of Shino-Thai during CarMob on 10 August 2021 (Lèse-majesté case)
2. Partaking a rally held in front of the German Embassy on 26 October 2020 (Lèse-majesté case)
1. Police investigation
2. Pending trial
The Bangkok South Criminal Court 8 October 2021Central Women’s Correctional Institution
15.KachenAlleged of throwing incendiary bomb on police booth at Phaya Thai district during 30 September 2021Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court 8 October 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
16.Kachornsak Alleged of throwing incendiary bomb on police booth at Phaya Thai district during 30 September 2021 Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court 8 October 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
17.Pornpoj ChangkrachangAlleged of setting firework and firecrackers in 18 October 2021 rally at Din Daeng area. Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court19 October 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
18.“James” (alias)6 October 2021 rally at Din Daeng area Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court22 October 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
19.Pipat 6 October 2021 rally at Din Daeng area Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court 22 October 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
20.Anan 6 October 2021 rally at Din Daeng area Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court 22 October 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
21.Narongsak Nongbua 6 October 2021 rally at Din Daeng area Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court 22 October 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
22.YurananAlleged of throwing bomb-liked object under Din Daeng tollway on 17 October 2021 Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court 22 October 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
23.Sam Samat1. Alleged of pouring oil over a shrine in Din Daeng Police Station
2. Contempt of the Court 9 August 2021
1. Police investigation
2. is ordered by Thanyaburi Provincial Court
The Ratchada Criminal Court 30 October 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
24.TheerametAlleged of setting fire to the police truck on 28 September 2021 Police investigation The Ratchada Criminal Court5 November 2021 Bangkok Remand Prison
25.Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul1. Wearing Crop top at the Paragon mall, Bangkok (Lèse-majesté case)
2. 19SeptemberReturnPowertothePeople rally on 19 September 2020 (Lèse-majesté case)
Pending trial The Bangkok South Criminal Court15 November 2021 Central Women’s Correctional Institution
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