Closed door trial ordered by the Nonthaburi Provincial Court for order-good moral of the people, cited by public prosecutor, in a Section 112 case of taking and throwing the King Rama X’s picture frame into the canal.

21 February 2022, the Nonthaburi Provincial Court scheduled Siraphat Deeswat, a 35-year-old Nonthaburi resident who was prosecuted with Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code, to a plead and review of the evidence. Siraphat was accused of taking the King Rama X’s portrait with the frame from the front of Prachacheun Village and throw the […]



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 […]



“Arnon” determined to fight his legal ethics examination from prison, Apiwat Khanthong had filed against him on monarchy reform speech

On 3 February 2022, the Lawyers Council under the Royal Patronage scheduled a legal ethics examination for Arnon Nampa. The examination came as a result of his speech on the monarchy reform at a 3 August 2020 rally at the Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Road. Today, Ratsada Manuratsada — Arnon’s attorney — attended the examination […]



The verdict of Jarat’s case involving a post criticizing the Sufficiency Economy. Court acquitted him of the Section 112 charge, but sentenced him to 2-year jail term for Section 14 (1) of the CCA.

On 30 November 2021 9 AM, the Chanthaburi Provincial Court read the verdict of “Jarat (last name undisclosed)”, a 19-year-old freshman student at a university in Chanthaburi province accused of Section 112 of the Penal Code and Section 14 of the CCA for posting a comment criticizing the Sufficiency Economy in “Chanthaburi Page” Facebook group. […]



Court acquits “Danai Usma” in a case involving a social media post criticizing the absence of Covid-19 screening measures at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Evidences suggest that the defendant posted facts without intention to spread false data

25 Nov 2021 – the Criminal Court read the verdict of Danai Usma’s case, a graffiti artist from Phuket who was accused of Section 14 (2) of the Computer Crime Act. Under the account “Zen Wide”, Mr. Danai Usma published a post on 16 March 2020 that he saw no Covid-19 screening measures at the […]



Translation of Thailand Constitutional Court ruling No. 19/2564: the speeches of pro-democracy activists overthrow the monarchy

On the occasion of 2021 Constitution Day in Thailand and International Human Rights Day. Constitutional Court Ruling: A Selection of Documents in the Justice in Translation Justice in Southeast Asia Lab at Center for Southeast Asian Studies UW-Madison CSEAS – New presented the translation of Constitutional Court Ruling No. 19/2564: A Selection of Documents in […]



The Constitutional Court read its ruling on 10 Nov., the case of Anon-Mike-Rung on whether their speeches overthrow the monarchy, without inquiry

On 10 November 2021, the Thai Constitutional Court read its ruling related to the speeches of Anon Nampa, Panupong Jadnok, and Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, which were made during the Harry Potter themed rally on 3 August 2020, and a rally at Thammasat University on 10 August 2020. The Court was to rule whether the speeches constituted […]



A hearing of the Constitutional Court ruling on whether or not a speech given by Arnon-Panupong-Panusaya overthrew a regime, without any oral hearings.

On 10 November 2021 at 15.00 hrs., at a courtroom on the third floor, the Constitutional Court is to hear a ruling whether the speeches given by the three human rights defenders; Arnon Nampa, a human rights lawyer; Panupong Jadnok; Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul at the 3 and 10 August 2020 rallies are considered an attempt to […]



Correction authorities should ensure an adequate and safe visitation & timely and private access for lawyers

On 28 October 2021, human rights organizations together with family members and former political prisoners met with the deputy director of the Department of Corrections to discuss the policy guideline regarding prisoner visitation for family members, trusted persons, and lawyers during Covid-19. The meeting was joined by representatives from the Cross Cultural Foundation, Amnesty International […]



Bail revocation hearings of four human rights defenders prosecuted with Lèse-majesté

On 3 November 2021 at 9.00 hrs., the Criminal Court at Ratchadapisek road is to conduct  bail revocation hearings of four human rights defenders; Arnon Nampa, a human rights lawyer; Panupong Jadnok; Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, a university student activist leader; and Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan also known as Ammy The Bottom Blues, a singer and activist, in the […]



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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