Joint letter on prison conditions and COVID-19

Somsak ThepsutinMinister of Justice404 Chaeng Wattana Road,Thung Song Hong, Lak Si,Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok, 19 July 2021 Re: Urgently address overcrowding, protect prisoners’ health during COVID-19 crisis Dear Mr. Somsak, We, the undersigned national and international human rights organizations, reiterate our calls for the Ministry of Justice to take urgent measures to address ongoing overcrowding and the […]

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19/07/2564

UN body petitioned over record-breaking prison sentence in lèse-majesté case

(Bangkok, Paris) FIDH and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) today petitioned the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) to seek the release of Anchan Preelerd, who is currently serving the longest prison sentence ever imposed under Article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code (lèse-majesté). Anchan, 65, is currently incarcerated at the […]

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07/07/2564

Statement: Eavesdropping on confidential attorney-client conversations in prison constitutes a serious human rights violation

On 16 June 2021, activists receiving legal assistance from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), including Mr. Parit Chiwarak, Ms. Panussaya Sitthijirawattanakul, Mr. Piyarat Chongthep, and Mr. Panupong Chadnok, attended a meeting with the Standing Committee on Corruption and Misconduct of the House of Representatives. During the meeting, Mr. Parit raised his concern regarding the […]

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21/06/2564

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

Statement: One year later, no credible investigation into the enforced disappearance of Wanchalearm Satsaksit

(Bangkok, Paris, Phnom Penh) On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, our organizations reiterate our call on the government of Cambodia to determine his fate or whereabouts and deliver justice to his family. We also call on Thai authorities to fully cooperate with their Cambodian counterparts […]

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04/06/2564

Drop charges against people and guarantee their rights to access justice

During the first outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, protestors continued to stage political rallies demanding the Prime Minister’s resignation, a new constitution, and monarchical reforms in defiance of the nationwide state of emergency. In response, state authorities have pursued legal actions against a number of people who exercised their freedom of assembly. According […]

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19/02/2564

Public Statement on “The Declaration of Severe State of Emergency and Crackdown on Protests”

On October 15, 2020, General Prayut Chan-ocha’s have declared a severe state of emergency in Bangkok claiming that “a number of groups have solicited, incited, and acted to organize a public assembly in violation of the Public Assembly Act” in Bangkok. Through various means and channels, the rally has made to create chaos, disruption and […]

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15/10/2563

Address enforced disappearances, deliver justice for the victims and their families

(Bangkok, Paris, Phnom Penh) On the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, our organizations call on the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam to adequately investigate all cases of enforced disappearances in their respective countries, determine the fate or whereabouts of the victims, and ensure the victims’ families have […]

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30/08/2563

Public Statement “The Exercise of Freedom of Expression to Criticize the Monarchy”

Since 18 July 2020, youth and various civic groups have demonstrated against dictatorship in Thailand.  Free Youth has proposed three demands: the state must stop intimidating the people, a new constitution must be drafted, and parliament must be dissolved. At least 107 public activities and assemblies have been organized in 52 provinces, the latest of […]

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12/08/2563

Statement calling for the examination and prompt release on the case of Tiwagorn, who was detained after wearing shirt “I Lost Faith in the Monarchy”

According to Prachatai, on 9 July 2020, Mr. Tiwagorn Withiton was forcibly taken from his home in Khon Kean by police officials to Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital in Khon Kaen. The police also confiscated his personal mobile phone, computer, and shirt which is perceived critical to the monarchy, while some of the troops have been deployed […]

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22/07/2563

A joint supplementary submission to the UN Human Rights Committee: ICJ, TLHR and CrCF

On 24 April 2020, the ICJ, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) and the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF) made a joint supplementary submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on Thailand’s implementation of its human rights obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). In their submission, the ICJ, TLHR and CrCF […]

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24/04/2563

Eleven humanitarian organizations made an open letter to the Department of Corrections, urging for the release of vulnerable detainees at risk of being affected by the Coronavirus

On 15 April 2020 – FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights along with 10 humanitarian organizations made an open letter to the Police Colonel Nararat Sesawanant, Director-General of the Department of Corrections, urging for the release of vulnerable detainees as well as those with less serious offenses, in order to mitigate the state of congestion inside […]

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