BRIEFING: CHILDREN’S EXERCISE OF THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND ASSEMBLY IN THAILAND

On 20 September 2022, Amnesty International Thailand together with Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) organized a briefing on Children’s Exercise of the Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Thailand at The Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn. The participants include representatives from TLHR, Amnesty International Thailand, Foreign Embassies, OHCHR, UNICEF, Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection, […]

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30/09/2565

Keep an Eye on Court’s Judgment in Tiwagorn Case — Wearing a Shirt “I have lost faith in the monarchy”

On 29 September 2022, the Khon Kaen Provincial Court will deliver its judgment in the case involving Mr. Tiwagorn Withiton, a 46-year-old farmer from Khon Kaen, who was indicted by the prosecutor on the basis of Sections 112 (lèse-majesté) and 116(3) (sedition) and Section 14(3) of the Computer Crime Act for posting a photo of […]

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27/09/2565

Thailand’s first Juvenile “Mimi” who was charged for violating the Emergency Decree, acquitted of all charges, Juvenile court ruled.

On 22 September 2022, Thailand’s Juvenile and Family Court read the verdict of “Mimi” an 18-year-old activist. She was the first child charged with violating the Emergency Decree for her activism at the #25Oct20 protest at Ratchaprasong Intersection. “The defendant was only 16 years old at that time and was interested in the nation’s political situation, thus, […]

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23/09/2565

National Youth Day: Revisiting Recommendations about Child Protection from International Community to Thailand on the World Stage.

As 20 September 2022 is Thailand’s National Youth Day (วันเยาวชนแห่งชาติ), it is appropriate for us to revisit some of the commitments and promises Thailand has made (and refused to make) to the international community with regards to children’s rights. Thailand’s obligations vis-à-vis children under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the […]

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21/09/2565

The Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the Court of First Instance in Adisak’s contempt of court case involving the tapping of a warder’s shoulder, reasoning that the accused was defending his right to a fair trial.

On 6 September 2022 at 9.30 AM, Adisak Sombatkam, a former Future Forward Party MP and one of the defendants in the #19September protest case, along with his lawyer, travelled to the Court of Appeals to hear the verdict in his contempt of court case. Adisak was accused of rising from the bench in the […]

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19/09/2565

Jatuporn “New” Sae-Ung sentenced to three years in prison for mocking Queen Suthida, currently on temporary release with bail.

On 12 September 2022, the Bangkok South Criminal Court sentenced Ms. Jatuporn “New” Sae-Ung, a 26-year-old pro-democracy activist, to 3 years of imprisonment for the violation of  Section 112 and 1,500 baht fine for violating the Public Assembly Act. The lèse-majesté  law is one of Thailand’s strictest Criminal Code. The accusation made against Jatuporn was […]

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15/09/2565

“Sombat Thongyoi” accused of Section 112 for posting “#verybrave #verygood #thankyou” along with two other texts is sentenced to 6-year jail term. Court reasoned the intention to ridicule and depreciate the monarchy

28 April 2022, 9 AM – the Bangkok South Criminal Court read the verdict for the case of “Sombat Thongyoi”, a former red shirt guard accused of “royal insult” under section 112 of the Penal Code and section 14 of the Computer Crime Act for posting the caption “#verybrave #verygood #thankyou” to a screenshot of […]

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