Statement condemning the intimidation of Ekachai Hongkangwan and Anurak Jeantawanich + a demand that the perpetrators be prosecuted

On 31 March 2019, two activists, Ekachai Hongkangwan and Anurak Jeantawanich (also known as “Ford Red Path”) organised an activity at Ratchaprasong Intersection to collect signatures for a petition calling for the removal of the Election Commission. The petition came after Thailand’s general election on 24 March 2019 was beset with broad public concerns about […]



UN body petitioned over the longest ongoing detention of a lèse-majesté defendant

Bangkok, Paris, 5 November 2018: FIDH and its partner organization Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) today petitioned the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) to seek the release of lèse-majesté defendant Siraphop Kornaroot. Since August 2012, the WGAD has found the detention of seven other individuals detained under Article 112 of […]



The Military Court’s direction to suppress publication of witness testimonies and court dockets in the case against Mr. Thanakorn

The Bangkok Military Court has conducted a hearing on a probable case against Anon Nampa, an attorney on 3 October 2018 at 13.30. It stemmed from the publication of evidence given by the prosecution witness, Maj Gen Wijarn Jodtaeng, in the case against Mr. Thanakorn (last name withheld) who was accused of sharing Rajabhakti corruption […]



Joint Statement: Asserting the right to freedom of assembly “We Walk…Solidarity Walk”

20 January 2018   The People GO Network is to launch the “We Walk…Solidarity Walk” from  20 January –  17 February 2018 to raise public awareness about issues concerning natural resources, alternative agriculture, health assurance, and the exercise of rights and freedoms. We plan to walk from Bangkok to Khon Kaen. And since 17 January […]



Prosecutions to stifle the right to freedom of expression must be stopped The case of Lt. Sunisa Thiwakorndamrong

Col Burin Thongpraphai, legal officer of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has reported the case against Lt. Sunisa Thiwakorndamrong who had posted facebook messages allegedly critical to Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Head of the NCPO and the government. She was accused of committing an offence pertaining to bringing into computer system false information […]



Statement Demanding the immediate release of Ekkachai Hongkangwan from unlawful custody

Around 8:24 am on 24 October 2017, a pro-democracy activist Mr Ekkachai Hongkangwan contacted Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), informing that about 11 military officials came to his residence in Bangkok. Reportedly, the authorities who declined to give their names and affiliations had Ekkachai choose between having a ‘trip’ to Kanchanburi province or spending […]



Statement on the Arbitrary Arrest and Detention of Mr Charoenchai Sae-tang

On 1 July 2017, military personnel and ununiformed authorities have invoked power under Article 44 of the interim Constitution to arbitrarily arrest Mr Charoenchai Sae-tang, an activist who campaigned to have Article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code (lèse-majesté) revoked, and confiscate his communication devices. Charoenchai was unlawfully arrested at his residence in Bangkok, and […]



Statement on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Thailand became party to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) on 2 October 2007 to comply with international standards. Since the UNCAT had become effective on 1 November 2007, the Thai Government was under the obligation to make administrative, legislative and judicial adjustments in compliance with the […]


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