June 2024: A total of 1,954 individuals prosecuted in 1,297 political cases

June 2024 Total number of politically charged personsAltogether 1,954 persons in 1,297 cases  No. of alleged offenders No. of cases Section 112 272 303 Section 116 152 50 Violating Emergency Decree 1,466 671 Public Assembly Act  181 99 Computer Crimes Act 202 225 Contempt of Court 43 25 (At least 34 persons indicted in 10 […]

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11/07/2567

Updates on the situation of political prisoners between 1 April – 14 May 2024

“Bung” died in custody while being detained in Section 112 (lese-majeste) case. Currently, 43 individuals are being detained as political prisoners, including 25 facing Section 112 charges.   27 pre-trial detainees are being denied the right to bail.   As of 14 May 2024, at least 43 individuals remained in detention for political charges, setting a record […]

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20/05/2567

What is the People’s Amnesty Bill? And Why Does Thailand Need It?

The current state of human rights in Thailand remains grim. Since Thailand’s 2006 coup, at least 5,027 individuals have been prosecuted for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Almost a third of these prosecutions occurred between 18 July 2020 and 31 January 2024, during which at least 1,947 individuals were politically […]

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22/02/2567

In 2023, there were at least 203 instances where citizens were subjected to surveillance and intimidation despite the change of government.

Following the election in May 2023, Thailand witnessed a transition from a government led by Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to one led by the Pheu Thai Party. Nevertheless, surveillance and intimidation against activists, students, and politically active citizens by state authorities, extrajudicial measures that have been employed against activists since the NCPO era, remain ongoing. No […]

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07/02/2567

From Classroom to Courtroom: Report Release on Children’s Rights to Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Thailand

In commemoration of National Children’s Day in Thailand on 13 January 2024, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) is releasing a report on children’s rights, From Classroom to Courtroom — The Criminalization of Children’s Speeches and Peaceful Assemblies in Thailand. This report reveals that the criminalization of the rights to freedom of expression and assembly […]

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12/01/2567

Challenging Denial of Compensation: Families of the victims of enforced disappearances, Surachai and Siam, have challenged it before the Court of Thailand

Following the decision that determined Surachai Danwatthananusorn (Saedan) and Siam Thirawut did not qualify as beneficiaries entitled to compensation under the Damages for the Injured Person and Compensation and Expenses for the Accused in the Criminal Case Act, their families have challenged it before the Court of Thailand and persist in their efforts to secure […]

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12/10/2566

August 2023: A total of 1,925 people have been politically prosecuted in 1,241 cases

August 2023: A total of 1,925 people have been politically prosecuted in 1,241 cases *[Information as of 5 September 2023.] In August 2023, prosecution of political expressions continued amidst the formation of a new government led by the Pheu Thai Party. There has been a slight increase in the number of both lawsuits containing lèse-majesté […]

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19/09/2566
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