Student visited by police after sharing news about Tiwagorn and the triumphal arch in honor of the King and forced to sign MOU promising not to publish anything about the monarchy again

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) was informed of police intimidation and harassment from “Noom” (pseudonym), a university student in Bangkok. After sharing news about the confinement of Tiwagorn Withiton and the soaring price of triumphal arches in honor of the King as reported by Prachatai, at his house, he was visited by plainclothes officers […]

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31/07/2563

Combined forces raiding home of the FB user posting photo of Tiwagorn wearing T-shit printed “I have lost faith in the monarchy” and taking him to police station

14 July 2020, around 15.30, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) has been informed by Mr. Kriangkrai Singhon that he was taken by Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) officials and held in custody at the Chiang Khan Police Station in Loey. He was taken there to give a statement as a witness since his personal […]

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30/07/2563

Court dismisses motion to release Tiwagorn from unlawful custody, citing the applicant not entitled to do so

Yesterday, 21 July 2020, Mr. Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, aka “Pai Dao Din,” a secretary of the House Committee on Legal Affairs, Justice and Human Rights and lawyers from the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) have applied to the Khon Kaen Provincial Court requesting for the release of Mr. Tiwagorn Withiton from unlawful detention pursuant to […]

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22/07/2563

10 defendants acquitted in the KonthaiUK case: Court deemed lawful their sharing of a FB post about Prayut seeking asylum after facing an insurrection charge

On 15 June 2020, the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court is scheduled to deliver a verdict of the case against ten defendants who shared a post from the KonthaiUK Facebook page. Authorized by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), Major General Burin Thongprapai filed complaints against the defendants. Subsequently, acting as a plaintiff in this […]

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11/07/2563

When the court affirms the NCPO authority long after its rule: Lessons learned from the case against “Polawat”’s anti-dictatorship leaflet distribution

On 26 March 2020, prior to the announcement of curfew and inter-province travel restrictions to counter the COVID-19 outbreak, the Provincial Court of Rayong read a verdict on the case against Mr. Polawat Woradomputthikul. A factory worker, Polawat distributed leaflets read “Wake up and fight… Democracy lovers. Dictatorship down, long live democracy” against the National […]

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09/07/2563

Court acquitted “Thanet” of sedition, ruling that his criticisms against the political establishments constituted legitimate exercises of free speech as a Thai citizen

On 25 June 2020, at 9:00 AM, the Criminal Court was scheduled to deliver a ruling in the case against political activist Thanet Anantawong who was charged under Section 116 of the Criminal Code (sedition) and Section 14(3) of the 2007 Computer Crimes Act. According to the charges, he alleged published and shared five Facebook […]

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06/07/2563

The 88th anniversary of June 24th: A National Day on which commemoration is banned, 21 events organized amidst intimidation and harassment throughout Thailand

The commemoration of June 24th this year is organized amidst one of the tensest situations to mark Thailand’s transition to democracy. On its 88th anniversary, the activities are not only centered in historic places in Bangkok but also other parts of Thailand as people from various regions have organized various forms of action in memory […]

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02/07/2563
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