Lèse-majesté indictment order against ‘Arnon’ for his speech at Harry Potter-themed protest, before Criminal Court’s bail denial

On 14 July 2021, the prosecutor at the Attorney-General’s Office (The Attorney-General’s Office, Department of Criminal Litigation 7) issued an indictment decision against Arnon Nampa, a pro-democracy prominent activist, accused of lèse-majesté (royal defamation) and sedition-like offence under Section 112 and 116 of the Criminal Code, respectively, and multiple offences under the Computer Crime Act, […]

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20/09/2564

Number of protesters arrested in August reached 260, including 70 children and youths, while 53 got injured

Thailand’s political temperature is rising in August 2021 as protesters have returned to the street to call for General Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down from his position due to the Prime Minister’s failure to manage the COVID-19 crisis, including the issues of vaccine administration, economic downturn, and intense rollout of new rules for restricting freedom […]

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31/08/2564

Bail denied for 2nd time! Lèse-majesté case of Arnon, related to #HarryRally 2, and eight pro-democracy activists, related to #2Aug.Rally, citing no reasonable reasons to change the order

On 18 August 2021 at 10.00 hr., the lawyers submitted bail motion of nine activists remaining detained during the police investigation. The bail motion was submitted to the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court for Arnon in the Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code case related to the speech given in #HarryPotterRally 2 on 3 August […]

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22/08/2564

Testimony from “Khem,” a motorbike taxi driver beaten by 10 Riot Control police officers on the night of #10AugRally

“[Riot Control police officers] did not ask me any question. I told them, ‘I am not here for the rally. I only came to drop a passenger off.’ Still, they pulled me in, took me outside, and beat me up.” The above statement came from Khem (Pseudonym), a 33-year-old motorbike taxi driver who was recounting […]

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20/08/2564

9 pro-democracy activists denied bail regarding #2Aug.Rally in front of the Border Patrol Police Region 1, demanding the release of Thalufah members, citing without fear of the law.

On 9 August 2021 at the Thanyaburi Provicial Court, 9 pro-democracy activists were denied of their bails regarding the rally demanding the release of Thalufah members in front of the Border Patrol Police Region 1. 32 Thalufah members were arrested during the rally “release our friend, return democracy” in front of the Police Sport Club […]

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15/08/2564

5 Thalufah activists charged in 4 cases, splattering paint color at Thung Song Hong Police Station-Phalang Pracharat headquarters – Bhumjaithai headquarter – casting candle, before denying Pai’s bail citing that he committed harmful acts

On 9 August 2021 at 9.00 hr., “Pai” Jatupat Boonpattararaksa and Tawee Tiangviset, pro-democracy activists from “Thalufah” group, surrendered themselves to the police officers at Thung Song Hong Police Station according to the arrest warrant issued by the Ratchada Criminal Court no. 1253/2564 and 1255/2564, respectively, dated 4 August 2021. They were charged with the […]

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15/08/2564

Prosecutions under “Contempt of Court and Insulting the Court” spike in 2021

According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)’s documentation records, at least 18 people have been charged with “Contempt of Court” for political reasons in 14 cases since the Free Youth Group’s first demonstration on 18 July 2020. Among the 14 cases, 12 of them are linked to the accused’s involvement in activities calling for […]

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05/07/2564

Summons from Deep South: Woman from Nonthaburi charged for Article 112 lost 15,000 baht over travel&accommodation costs

On 22 June 2021, at 08:00 am, Ms. Kanlaya (Pseudonym), a 27-year-old employee of a private company in Nonthaburi province, close to Bangkok, reported to Su-ngai Kolok District Police Station in Narathiwat province, Thailand’s Deep South, to acknowledge her charges under the “lese majeste” provisions of Article 112 of the Criminal Code, as well as […]

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02/07/2564

Cyber vigilante group threatens at least 62 individuals with lese majeste, leaking personal information of over 466 individuals via Google Map

Since early June 2021, the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) has been receiving complaints from a number internet users that members of the Center of Legal Assistance for Victims of Cyberbullying Facebook Page have sent them via private message their personal information and threatened to report them for violating Section 112. The situation has […]

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30/06/2564

Statement: Lèse-majesté epidemic reaches new milestone

Bangkok, Paris, 11 June 2021: The number of individuals charged with lèse-majesté has reached 100, FIDH and Thai Lawyer for Human Rights (TLHR) said today. The overwhelming majority of these cases have stemmed from online political expression and the participation in peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations that took place between August 2020 and March 2021. “The vigorous […]

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12/06/2564

Overview of cases against youth political activists: At least 43 persons prosecuted

During the protest movement for rights, liberties, and democracy that began in 2020, youths- any persons younger than 18 years old- have played a critical role in organizing and participating in political activities inside and outside their educational institutions. They have also been actively contributing to pushing the limits of public discussion on social and […]

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