“Petch” Thanakorn sentenced to 2 years jail term for violating Section 112 but the Central Juvenile and Family court replaced imprisonment with an order to enter a Juvenile Practice and Training Center.

On November 22,2022, the Central Juvenile and Family court delivered the first judgment of a juvenile case charged under section 112 (Lèse-majesté),Black case number Yor Chor Aor. 109/2564. “Petch” Thanakorn (last name withheld), a nineteen-years old LGBTQ+ activist, who was indicted on the ground of violating Section 112 (lèse-majesté) for giving a speech that allegedly […]

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23/11/2565

Keep an Eye on Court’s Judgement in “Petch” case – the first Central Juvenile and Family Court’s judgement of a juvenile case charged under section 112 (lèse-majesté) for giving a speech on 6 December 2020 at Wongwian Yai.

November 22, 2022 marks the first Central Juvenile and Family Court’s judgement of a juvenile case charged under section 112 (Lèse-majesté) of Black case number Yor Chor Aor 109/2564. “Petch” Thanakorn (last name withheld) a nineteen-years old LGBTQ+ activist who was indicted on the ground of violating Section 112 (lèse-majesté), one of Thailand’s strictest Criminal […]

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21/11/2565

Keep an eye on the first witness examination of Section 110 case for “violating the Queen’s liberty”, five defendants in the case.

The Criminal Court starts the witness examination of Black case number Aor.778/2564 on November 16, 2022. Five defendants are charged under Section 110 of Thailand’s Criminal Code on the ground of “violating the liberty of the Queen”. The five defendants include Ekachai Hongkangwan, Bunkueanun Paothong, Suranath Paenprasertand two other civilians who were indicted by the […]

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15/11/2565

“Yellow Duck Calendar” defendant requested the Constitutional Court to review the unconstitutionality of the National Administrative Reform Council’s (NARC) order (B.E. 1976) that increased the penalty of Section 112 (Lèse-majesté),The Criminal Court approved the request.

On 3rd November 2022, Taling Chan Criminal Court tried the witness’ examination of“Ton Mai” case under Section 112 (Lèse-majesté) of Thailand Criminal Code for selling “Yellow Duck Calendar 2021” on “Ratsadorn” Facebook page as the police accused the defendant that the “Yellow Duck Calendar” allegedly contain texts and pictures defaming the royal family. The police […]

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14/11/2565

Electronic Monitoring device became an additional organ bringing pain into the life of ‘Big’, a Political Activist.

“Big” Kiattichai Tangpornphan is a fourth-year political science student at Thammasat University. He is a member of United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration, and, one of many who were prosecuted for political expression. He is now living under restrictions including having to wear an EM Ankle bracelet at all times.  “Big” was prosecuted for Royal […]

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11/11/2565

Joint Letter: Thai officials must drop all the ongoing prosecutions under the Emergency Decree

On November 8, 2022, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights together with 23 other Human Rights Organizations submitted a letter to various foreign embassies in Thailand including the members states of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC such as the embassies of The United States of America, Canada, and Australia, the European Union member states such […]

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09/11/2565

October 2022: at least 1,864 people were politically prosecuted in 1,145 cases

During the month of October, there were not many new individuals being prosecuted. However, the cases charged under Section 112 (Lèse-majesté) of Thailand’s Criminal Code and cases on the ground of violating the Emergency Decree for holding public assemblies during 2020 are still ongoing in court proceedings, including hearing verdicts. Even though the Emergency Decree […]

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09/11/2565

More than 574 cases are still ongoing, despite the Emergency Degree being lifted.

30 September 2022 marks the last day of the effect of the declaration of an emergency situation to handle the Covid-19 outbreak in all areas of the country following the Cabinet’s resolution. First announced on 26 March 2020 and subsequently extended 19 times every 1 – 2 months, the emergency situation in Thailand was effective […]

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25/10/2565

“Pakpinya” sentenced to a nine-year jail term by Narathiwat Provincial Court for sharing three Facebook posts that allegedly violated Section 112.

On 19 October 2022 Narathiwat Provincial Court read the verdict of “Pakpinya”, a 31-year-old former librarian in Bangkok who was charged under Section 112 of Thailand’s Criminal Code and Computer Crime Act 14 (3). She was accused of posting six texts allegedly insulting King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)  Pakpinya was convicted under Section 112 (Lese-Majesty) […]

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20/10/2565

The Number of Prosecutions under “Lèse Majesté” in 2020-2022

The number of prosecutions under “Lèse Majesté” from 24 November 2020 – 20 June 2022 *Last edited 16 September 2022 On 19 November 2020, General Prayut Chan-o-cha issued a statement regarding the political situation by declaring that it was necessary to increase intensified suppressing measure by enforcing every law and section against protesters who violate […]

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