A statistical profile of minors charged for political expression and protest, 2020-2021

*Last updated on 19 July 2021/02.23 PM According to the TLHR database on juvenile prosecution (from 2020 onwards), at least 48 youths from among 46 cases have been prosecuted for political expression and protest. So far, 34 youths were arrested without warrant; 2 youths were injured during arrest by the police. There were 8 youths […]

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24/05/2564

The Number of Prosecutions under “Lèse Majesté” in 2020-2021

The number of prosecutions under “Lèse Majesté” from November 24, 2020 – 15 July 2021 *Last edited 20 July 2021, at 10.00 hr. On 19 November 2020, General Prayut Chan-o-cha issued a statement regarding the political situation by declaring that it was necessary to increase intensified suppressing measure by enforcing every law and section against […]

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17/12/2563

4 Things You Should Know in “Wanchalerm” Case Before Sitanan’s Meeting with the Investigating Judge in Phnom Penh

It has been almost six months since Wanchalearm ‘Tar’ Satsaksit, a pro-democracy and LGBT rights activist and political exile in Cambodia, disappeared near Mekong Garden Apartment, his residence on the Mekong riverbank in Chroy Changva District, Phnom Penh, on 4 July 2020. Sitanan Satsaksit, Tar’s elder sister, has finally arrived in Cambodia after almost half-a-year […]

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04/12/2563

A Month after October 14: three times increases of public assembly cases, 175 people prosecuted and charged with Section 116-the Emergency Decree

Since 13-14 October 2020, the demonstration of “the People’s Party 2020” has become more intense along with the greater level of “suppression” by the government officials including the mass arrest since 13 Oct: the declaration of severe state of emergency, the detention of protest leaders for longer than 2 weeks, and the ceaseless issuance of […]

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25/11/2563

TLHR Overall Situation in October 2020

Summary In October 2020, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) documented 54 cases and incidents of human rights violations in central and southern Thailand – Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Samutprakan, Chonburi, Saraburi, and related to Nakhon Si Thammarat and Pattani. These include 5 cases of arbitrary detention, 6 cases of restriction of freedom of expression, […]

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20/11/2563

Statistics of Individuals charged with the Emergency Decree as a result of political gatherings (as of 28 September 2020)

Cases stemming from the violation of the Emergency Decree as a result of political gatherings No. of cases: 21, No. of the alleged offenders: 73 (some of them face multiple charges) (From 26 March-28 September 2020) Case no. Date of incidence Province Offence resulted from Name/no. of accused Police station of jurisdiction Case status 1 […]

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10/11/2563

Before 14 October: Overview of harassment of individuals by authorities following Free Youth’s protest (Statistics of 18 July to 10 October 2020)

#StopHarassingPeople is listed as one of the three demands declared during a pro-democracy group Free Youth’s first protest at the Democracy Monument on 18 July 2020. Three months later, with now more than a hundred protests, including those organized by students, throughout Thailand – not only the call remains unfulfilled, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights […]

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10/11/2563

Public Statement on “The Declaration of Severe State of Emergency and Crackdown on Protests”

On October 15, 2020, General Prayut Chan-ocha’s have declared a severe state of emergency in Bangkok claiming that “a number of groups have solicited, incited, and acted to organize a public assembly in violation of the Public Assembly Act” in Bangkok. Through various means and channels, the rally has made to create chaos, disruption and […]

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15/10/2563

TLHR Overall Situation in July 2020

Summary In July 2020, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) documented 90 cases and incidents of human rights violations in central and southern Thailand – Bangkok, Chonburi, Patumthani, Ayutthaya, Samutprakan, Kanchanaburi, Chantaburi, Sakaew, Chachoengsao, Supanburi, Nontaburi, Nakorn Pathom, Prachuap Kiri Khan and related to Phang-nga and Songkhla. These include 1 case of arbitrary detention, 4 […]

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21/08/2563

Public Statement “The Exercise of Freedom of Expression to Criticize the Monarchy”

Since 18 July 2020, youth and various civic groups have demonstrated against dictatorship in Thailand.  Free Youth has proposed three demands: the state must stop intimidating the people, a new constitution must be drafted, and parliament must be dissolved. At least 107 public activities and assemblies have been organized in 52 provinces, the latest of […]

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12/08/2563
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