8 Years After the Coup: Politically Related Cases from the NCPO Era Remain Active.

While it has been 8 years since the coup d’état of 22 May 2014 and the responsible National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) was formally dissolved, the power of the NCPO remain practically intact, and the repercussions resulted from the seizure of people power continues its course, both politically and legally. In particular, the […]

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25/06/2565

Thailand the Land of Surveillance: From Enforced Disappearances to EM, Digital, and Biometric Surveillance

On 6 June 2022, Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) organized the seminar “Thailand the Land of Surveillance: From Enforced Disappearances to EM, Digital, and Biometric Surveillance” at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT). The seminar uncovered the patterns and practices of the Thai state as they are used against activists, to illustrate the various intimidation […]

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22/06/2565

Joint Press Release: Number of individuals charged with lèse-majesté passes 200

(Bangkok, Paris) The number of individuals charged with royal defamation has passed 200 in just over 18 months, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) said on 17 June 2022. Arrests, detentions, and prosecutions under Article 112 of Thailand’s Criminal Code (lèse-majesté) have mainly targeted pro-democratic activists and protesters […]

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20/06/2565

Joint Letter to President Biden Re: Thailand’s Abusive Draft Law on Not-For-Profit Organizations

May 12, 2022 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The White House Washington, DC Re: Thailand’s abusive draft law on not-for-profit organizations Dear President Biden, We, the undersigned non-profit organizations, are writing to express our serious concerns regarding Thailand’s Draft Act on the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organizations, which the Thai Cabinet approved in principle on January […]

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12/05/2565

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

A statistical profile of minors charged for political expression and protest, 2020-2022

*Last updated on 1 June 2022 According to the TLHR database on juvenile prosecution (from 2020 onwards), at least 280 youths from among 205 cases have been prosecuted for political expression and protest. After the phenomenon of continually leaderless protest from 2nd August 2021 to the end of October 2021 at Din Daeng Triangle, the […]

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25/04/2565

Wanchalearm Satsaksit Remains Missing as UN Body Begins Review of Enforced Disappearances in Cambodia

April 4, 2022 – We, the undersigned organisations, remain deeply concerned about Cambodia’s failure to conduct a thorough, independent, transparent, and effective investigation into the suspected enforced disappearance of Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit and the resulting impunity. As the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) prepares for a preliminary review of the situation of enforced […]

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04/04/2565

10 Reasons why we should oppose the Draft Act on the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organizations

On 23 February 2021, the Cabinet passed a resolution approving the Draft Act on the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organizations, developed by the Office of the Council of State, and assigning the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security to hold public hearings for it. The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security is currently allowing […]

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04/04/2565

Public Statement: The Revenue Department used as a political tool to discriminate against CSOs

While the Government of General Prayut Chan-ocha is making an effort to introduce a law to empower the state to control and restrict independence of civil society organizations which operate for community and social development without seeking profits, there has been an order from the government for the Revenue Department to conduct tax audits on […]

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14/03/2565

Political detainees held in detention during investigation or pending trial in mid-2021

Between August 2021 and 5 March 2022, at least 29 individuals were detained during police investigation or pending trial which stemmed from their exercise of the right to political assembly and expression. Name, date of temporary release, and duration of detention Chitipat was granted bail on 23 November 2021 with conditions, including wearing electronic monitoring […]

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08/03/2565

Penguin-Arnon-Rung-Mike motioned for issuance of subpoena duces tecum – the Ministry of Finance’s complaint against King Rama VII – the Crown Property Bureau – King Rama X’s travel document – to defend in 19Sep.Rally trial.

During 21 – 22 February 2022, the lawyer, who was legally authorized by Parit Chiwarak, Arnon Nampha, Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, and Panupong Jadnok, submitted requests inquiring for documents to 5 agencies which are the Civil Court, the Appeal Court, the Crown Property Bureau, the Immigration Bureau, and the Thai Airways International Public Company Limited. The inquired […]

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