Bail money for political cases related to rights to freedom of expression and assembly exceeds 30 million baht (one million USD)

Between 18 July 2020, the first Free Youth rally, and 22 July 2021, a total of 34,509,500 baht (approx. 1,049,942 USD)[1] were paid to the court as bail surety for 582 times for 404 individuals in 167 cases.[2] Such high amounts of surety money illustrate the overburdening costs put on those charged from exercising civil […]

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23/07/2564

High school students filed lawsuits against MoE, demanding their rights over #OwnFreakingHead

Back to School: High school students filed lawsuits against Ministry of Education, demanding their rights over bodily integrity as teachers continue the practice of shaving off students’ hair Since Monday 14 June 2021, students across Thailand returned to school upon the start of their first semester after the third wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, which […]

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12/07/2564

World Refugee Day: The Ambiguity in the Search for Wanchalerm and the Gridlock in the Thai-Cambodian Justice System

It has been a year since Wanchalerm ‘Tar’ Satsaksit, a Thai democracy and LGBTQI activist and political exile, was disappeared in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 4 June 2020. Like his fate, the effort to reveal the truth remains uncertain, as both the Thai and Cambodian government are still lost at the pre-trial stage. On 4 […]

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09/07/2564

Interview with 16-year-old “Sand,” Isaan youth leader prosecuted for her political expression

• Since the outset of her political awakening, Sand (Pseudonym), a 15-year-old youth, has begun her involvement in pro-democracy activities in her hometown in Phu Khiao district of Chaiyaphume province and neighboring district Chumpae. Gradually, she expanded her activism into other areas. At times, she was a mere participant, whereas sometimes she would go up […]

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19/06/2564

TLHR Overall Situation in May 2021

Human rights situation amidst the Covid-19 pandemic    Covid-19 infection broke out in the Bang Kwang Central Prison. The Department of  Corrections initially refused to disclose the information. Meanwhile, the Emergency  Decree charges continue to be used against public assemblies. On 27 May 2021, the government has approved the nationwide extension of the emergency  situation […]

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11/06/2564

Interview with the sister of “Justin Chukiat,” a tattooist turned activist with his iconic crop top

A 30-year-old man delivered a well-paced, smooth speech with his pleasant voice that one could listen to all day long. He appeared on stage wearing a crop top with red sweatpants, looking entirely different from other Ratsadon protest leaders. His style resembled the well-known look of “Justin Bieber,” an internationally renowned teenage superstar. Because of […]

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10/06/2564

[Analysis] Seven years after the coup: Lawsuits under the NCPO regime as “lawfare” (part 2)

The coup d’état on 22 May 2014 has left greater long-lasting legacies and enduring challenges for the resumption of democratic rule in Thailand than any previous coup over the past few decades. After the junta that launched the coup, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) ruled the country for five years, one month, […]

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03/06/2564

The untold story of Sam Samat, a stateless man detained for joining the fight for equality in the #28FebRally

The name of “Sam Samat” or “Art” appeared on the news on 26 March 2021 as several media outlets reported that the authorities arrested him at his apartment in the Don Muang area under a court-issued warrant. It was alleged that he was the same man pictured to be pretending to urinate on the shipping […]

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30/05/2564

[Analysis] Seven years after the coup: Lawsuits under the NCPO regime as “lawfare” (part 1)

The coup d’état on 22 May 2014 has left greater long-lasting legacies and enduring challenges for the resumption of democratic rule in Thailand than any previous coup over the past few decades. After the junta that launched the coup, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) ruled the country for five years, one month, […]

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28/05/2564

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

Listen to the Life Song of Port Faiyen, an Artist Who Uses Music and a Pen as a Weapon to Fight the Dictatorship

*Translation by: Ann Norman An admin of Facebook Page: FreePortFaiyen  At the rallies of young people protesting for democracy happening throughout almost all of last year, songs were used as tools to propel society while at the same time creating a fun atmosphere for the crowds. Many of the songs blasting out of the amplifiers […]

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26/04/2564
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