“Penguin” arrested and slapped with 10 charges from the Free Youth case, additional charges from the #SaveWanchalearm case on 24 June also brought against him

14 August 2020, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, a 22-year-old political science student at Thammasat University was arrested by the police under an arrest warrant related to the Free Youth demonstration case. He was then taken to Samranrat Police Station and slapped with 10 charges, although he refused to accept the judicial procedure. Police from Pathumwan police […]

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19/08/2563

Statement calling for the examination and prompt release on the case of Tiwagorn, who was detained after wearing shirt “I Lost Faith in the Monarchy”

According to Prachatai, on 9 July 2020, Mr. Tiwagorn Withiton was forcibly taken from his home in Khon Kean by police officials to Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital in Khon Kaen. The police also confiscated his personal mobile phone, computer, and shirt which is perceived critical to the monarchy, while some of the troops have been deployed […]

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22/07/2563

Eleven humanitarian organizations made an open letter to the Department of Corrections, urging for the release of vulnerable detainees at risk of being affected by the Coronavirus

On 15 April 2020 – FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights along with 10 humanitarian organizations made an open letter to the Police Colonel Nararat Sesawanant, Director-General of the Department of Corrections, urging for the release of vulnerable detainees as well as those with less serious offenses, in order to mitigate the state of congestion inside […]

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16/04/2563

His Parents’ First Smile in Six Days: a record of “Niranam_” before bail.

24 February 2020 It’s the sixth day since the Twitter user “Niranam_” (meaning “Anonymous”), whose contents publicly criticizing Thai politics and society had been followed by more than a hundred thousand concerned citizens, was detained at Pattaya police station. He was then imprisoned at Pattaya Special Prison afterward, as the court’s denied a request for […]

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27/02/2563

Hurdles on the track: an overview of the restrictions of rights and freedoms during #RunAgainstDictatorship throughout Thailand

On 12 January 2020, Thailand witnessed the first nationwide assemblies expressing public opinion since the NCPO era, namely the “Run to Oust the Uncle or Run Against Dictatorship (RAD)” running events held concurrently in 39 provinces. In addition to raising awareness about the benefits of exercise for individuals’ wellbeing, participants saw the run as a […]

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24/02/2563

You Can “Run Against Dictatorship”: Basic Legal Recommendations before Staging a “Run Against Dictatorship” Event

On 12 January 2020, people in several Thai provinces and abroad will unite to “Run Against Dictatorship”. Thai Lawyers for Human Rights has found that event organizers in Bangkok and other provinces have faced difficulty in obtaining permission to use some locations for the event, being threatened by officials when requesting permission to stage the […]

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10/01/2563

RDN50 case’s document exposing how successive crime reporting coupled with IO have been used to suppress freedoms of the anti-NCPO activists

The document submitted by Gen Burin Thongpraphai, former legal officer of the NCPO, as evidence to support the prosecution for the case against six core members of the “We Want Elections Group” (RDN50) exposes how the NCPO has used the successive crime reporting as a tool to suppress political activists and dissidents. The legal actions […]

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