On 22 September 2022, Thailand’s Juvenile and Family Court read the verdict of “Mimi” an 18-year-old activist. She was the first child charged with violating the Emergency Decree for her activism at the #25Oct20 protest at Ratchaprasong Intersection.
“The defendant was only 16 years old at that time and was interested in the nation’s political situation, thus, not capable of organizing such a large-scale protest. The accusation that she was the protest organizer was merely speculation without evidence. Hence, acquitted of all charges.” – Juvenile court ruled.
“Mimi” was accused by Police Lieutenant General Sithidak Sudhom and all 5 plaintiff’s witnesses were police officers.
The trial observation by third-party observers was allowed inside the courtroom during the reading of the verdict.
“Petch” was the first child being charged with Thailand’s strictest Criminal Code #112 for wearing a crop top at Siam Paragon on 20 December 2020. A 17-year-old boy was indicted by a public prosecutor at Thailand’s Central Juvenile and Family Court for defaming the royal monarchy. His trial is scheduled to begin in June 2023.