1 Year of Political Bails: At Least 54 Required To Wear EM Devices Affecting Their Daily Lives

Since March 2018, the Ministry of Justice and Justice Courts have introduced the Electronic Monitoring (EM) device to track individuals in criminal and narcotics-related cases in lieu of a large security bail deposit. The aim was to improve the access to bail among economically-disadvantaged population in court proceedings. In that year, seven TLHR clients in […]

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25/04/2565

Trial observation: the next step of Thailand to guarantee children’s rights in justice system from exercising their freedom of expression and assembly

During 2020 to 2021, children whose age below 18 years old participated in many rallies to call for rights, freedom, and democracy within Thai society. In response, the Thai government obstructed children’s freedom of expression and assembly by various means, for instance intimidating in their private space and during an assembly by the authorities, obstructing […]

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01/04/2565

A report of Covid-19 situation in the prison, 30 political prisoners are found to have tested positive for Covid-19 amidst shoddy access to treatment

Throughout nearly the past two years, Thailand has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic -19 currently in its fifth wave which was made possible by the new variant that can even break through fully vaccinated persons. Amidst the outbreak whose end is not in sight, the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) would like to […]

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27/01/2565

Nationwide Car Mob Cases Summarized: At Least 244 People Accused in 96 Cases

Even though the car mob activities, a form of political expression to demand Prayuth Chan-ocha’s resignation, have reduced in force this month, they have become an important alternative to political protest amidst the Covid-19 pandemic in the past three and a half months totaling more than a hundred events all over the country. Nevertheless, the […]

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09/11/2564

Interview: Voices of ‘Joseph’ who cut himself in courtroom, calling for #ReleaseOurFriends

On 11 October 2021 at the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court, 9:00 am, the court had an appointment to examine the evidence in the case of the #Mob26Oct rallies in front of the German embassy on 26 October 2020.  At courtroom 503, after the lawyer waited for 4 hours, the judge gave the reason for being […]

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29/10/2564

7 Weapons Riot Police Use to Disperse Protests in August – September

The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights has observed that authorities have employed 7 different kinds of weapons to disperse protests throughout August and September, as follows. 1. Water Cannon, or commonly called Jino, is a high-pressure water canon vehicle used to control public assemblies. It was employed for the first time in a protest in […]

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19/10/2564

Lawyer’s Notes from Prison Visit: ‘Penguin’, the solidarity and his gleaming hope

Even though ‘Mike’ Panupong Jadnok, ‘Boy’ Chatchai Kaedam, ‘Fah’ Promsorn Viradhammajair, Nutchanon Pairoj, and ‘Penguin’ Parit Chiwarak were temporarily released on the 15th September 2021 from the #2AugustProtest case, Penguin is still being detained at the Thanyaburi district prison from the case of #19SeptemberProtest.  Today, we started the conversation with Penguin asking about his well-being. […]

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11/10/2564

When Justice System is not a Safe Space: Stories of Gender-Based Harassment and Discrimination

One of the key milestones of the political movement since 2020 is the active participation of women and LGBTIQ+ groups, who have been taking up a leading role within the movement. The statistics of people politically accused since January this year show that at least 293 protest leaders or general citizens (including youths) facing lawsuits […]

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05/10/2564

Lawyer’s Notes from Prison Visit: The Cambodian Homeless Woman Arrested from #11SepProtest

On 17 September 2021, lawyer travelled to the Central Women’s Correctional Institution to visit “Mrs. Huad” (alias), a 53-year-old homeless woman of Cambodian nationality who was arrested at the 11 September protest in Din Daeng. She insisted that she merely came out to find food, and not to take part in the protest. On the […]

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30/09/2564

Thalugaz Protests: Lawyers’ Reflection of the “New Low” on Children’s Rights under Arrests

Khumklao SongsomboonHuman Rights Lawyer, Thai Lawyer for Human Rights It has been almost a month where the “Din Daeng Triangle” in the middle of Bangkok has become the gathering point of many children and young people whose political expressions differ from other previous protests. They are not the intellectual ones who always debate about democracy, […]

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19/09/2564

Lawyers’ notes from the prison visit to “Nutchanon”: Life in prison is even more inconvenient if you are person with disabilities

On 3 September 2021, TLHR lawyer visited “Nutchanon Pairoj,” a student leader of the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration at the Rangsit Temporary Prison once again via video conference. He has been detained since 9 August due to the #2AugRally case. The court upheld the order not to release him even though his lawyers […]

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08/09/2564

COVID-19 and Restrictions on Freedom of Expression under the Emergency Decree

The COVID-19 outbreak is a deadly global pandemic that originated from large-scale infectionsin December 2019. The first patient who contracted the virus was found in Wuhan, China.Meanwhile, Thailand reported the first case of COVID-19 infection in January 2020. Nonetheless, in the beginning, Thailand’s infection rate did not increase significantly. Thegovernment decided to use existing legal […]

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07/09/2564
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