2021: Year of Legal Battles as the number of people politically prosecuted increased to 1,513 and averagely four new people are accused daily.

If 2020 was the year of protests and breaking ceiling, as a renewed and intense, thematically as well as numerically speaking, wave of pro-democracy protests led by the new generation managed to break through the political ceiling, 2021 then is the year of “state’s retaliation” manifested through heavy suppression of protesters and active citizens. In […]

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18/01/2565

At least 291 people have been monitored and intimidated by state authorities over the course of 2021.

Throughout 2021, in addition to the unprecedentedly high level of political prosecution, state authorities have continuously monitored and harassed citizens unlawfully without warrants. This has occurred so much to the point that it almost became “normal”. And, no one has been seriously keeping authorities’ use of power in check. This behavior by state officers was […]

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18/01/2565

International concern mounts over key human rights issues at UN-backed review

(Bangkok, Paris) The Thai government should address international concerns by accepting and implementing key human rights recommendations that Thailand received during its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR), FIDH and its member organizations Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw), Manushya Foundation, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), and Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) said today. “Since the […]

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17/11/2564

Nationwide Car Mob Cases Summarized: At Least 244 People Accused in 96 Cases

Even though the car mob activities, a form of political expression to demand Prayuth Chan-ocha’s resignation, have reduced in force this month, they have become an important alternative to political protest amidst the Covid-19 pandemic in the past three and a half months totaling more than a hundred events all over the country. Nevertheless, the […]

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09/11/2564

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 […]

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02/11/2564

Interview: Voices of ‘Joseph’ who cut himself in courtroom, calling for #ReleaseOurFriends

On 11 October 2021 at the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court, 9:00 am, the court had an appointment to examine the evidence in the case of the #Mob26Oct rallies in front of the German embassy on 26 October 2020.  At courtroom 503, after the lawyer waited for 4 hours, the judge gave the reason for being […]

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29/10/2564

7 Weapons Riot Police Use to Disperse Protests in August – September

The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights has observed that authorities have employed 7 different kinds of weapons to disperse protests throughout August and September, as follows. 1. Water Cannon, or commonly called Jino, is a high-pressure water canon vehicle used to control public assemblies. It was employed for the first time in a protest in […]

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19/10/2564

When Justice System is not a Safe Space: Stories of Gender-Based Harassment and Discrimination

One of the key milestones of the political movement since 2020 is the active participation of women and LGBTIQ+ groups, who have been taking up a leading role within the movement. The statistics of people politically accused since January this year show that at least 293 protest leaders or general citizens (including youths) facing lawsuits […]

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05/10/2564

Lawyer’s Notes from Prison Visit: The Cambodian Homeless Woman Arrested from #11SepProtest

On 17 September 2021, lawyer travelled to the Central Women’s Correctional Institution to visit “Mrs. Huad” (alias), a 53-year-old homeless woman of Cambodian nationality who was arrested at the 11 September protest in Din Daeng. She insisted that she merely came out to find food, and not to take part in the protest. On the […]

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30/09/2564

Thalugaz Protests: Lawyers’ Reflection of the “New Low” on Children’s Rights under Arrests

Khumklao SongsomboonHuman Rights Lawyer, Thai Lawyer for Human Rights It has been almost a month where the “Din Daeng Triangle” in the middle of Bangkok has become the gathering point of many children and young people whose political expressions differ from other previous protests. They are not the intellectual ones who always debate about democracy, […]

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19/09/2564
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