August 2022: 1,853 people politically prosecuted in 1,120 cases

In August 2022, at least 29 individuals are still in detention during their political trials. Arrests under section 112, the lèse-majesté law of Thailand’s Strictest Criminal Code continue to occur periodically with the police usually seeking arrest warrants from the court immediately without issuing summons prior to making an arrest . Additionally, the court continued […]

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16/09/2565

A statistical profile of minors charged for political expression and protest, 2020-2022

*Last updated on 16 September 2022 According to TLHR database on Juvenile prosecution (from 2020 onwards), at least 283 youths from 211 cases have been prosecuted for political expression and protest. After the phenomenon of continuous leaderless protest from 2nd August 2021 to the end of October 2021 at Din Daeng Triangle, the youth activist […]

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16/09/2565

Political Cases in 2022: 3 Cases Heard in Closed Trials, No Notetaking Allowed in 11 Cases, Court Whittled Witness List and Did Not Issued Subpoenas in Lèse-majesté Cases

In 2022, political prosecutions, deriving from political assembly and expression, remain intense. Particularly, cases initiated in 2020-2021 have been indicted, and as such, witness examinations and presentation of evidence by the defense go on constantly in court trials nationwide.    In addition to the issue of the right to bail during the ongoing defense, as well […]

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27/07/2565

By mid-2022, the number of citizens and activists who have been harassed by government officials total 191. At least 19 youths are among this number, with the youngest being 13 years old. 

Abuse of authority continues to be conducted by government authorities. Harassments of citizens and activists at their homes, offices, and education institutions without any warrants regularly occur, thereby normalising the situation. Moreover, the authority of government officials in such operations cannot be verified.  Base on the TLHR database, since the beginning of 2022, citizens and […]

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21/07/2565

One Year After Anti-Prayuth Car Mobs: At Least 109 Cases Nationwide, Five Dismissals by Courts and Four Non Indictments by Public Prosecutors

3 July 2021 marks the first day that “car mob” activities have been conducted. Entitled #SombatTour, the first car mob was initiated as a political expression by Sombat Boonngamanong, aka Bor Gor Lai Jud. The activities started from the Democracy Monument and moved towards to the House of Government, calling for the resignation of Gen. […]

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19/07/2565

Human Rights Situation Report June 2022: A total of 1,832 individuals in 1,095 cases prosecuted

In June 2022, politically-motivated prosecutions remain intense. The number of those prosecuted under Section 112 (lèse-majesté) now exceeds 200. Meanwhile, there has been an increase in arbitrary detentions of those charged with lèse-majesté and other offenses related to the “Thalu Gas” demonstrations, resulting in over 22 individuals being detained pending trials.  Based on TLHR’s documentation […]

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12/07/2565

Overall Situation of “Thalu Gas” Detainees – All are #SufferingMentally and anxious, affecting their daily lives.

Insomnia, low appetite, and fluctuating emotions are among the symptoms for which the detainees are facing. The 4 main causes of stress are related to the well-being of their families, their education, their work, and prison conditions – all of which are the result of being detained, after the court denied them bails. 1) The […]

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02/07/2565

8 Years After the Coup: Politically Related Cases from the NCPO Era Remain Active.

While it has been 8 years since the coup d’état of 22 May 2014 and the responsible National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) was formally dissolved, the power of the NCPO remain practically intact, and the repercussions resulted from the seizure of people power continues its course, both politically and legally. In particular, the […]

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25/06/2565

Human Rights Situation Report May 2022: At least 1,813 individuals in 1,074 cases prosecuted

In May 2022, the number of politically related prosecutions increased only slightly. Most of these prosecutions are related to the royal defamation offence under Section 112 of the Criminal Code, which continues to be consistently used as the main allegation against activists and social media users. Issues related to the right to bail and the […]

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21/06/2565

Thailand: Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Tantawan Tuatulanon

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Thailand. Description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed about the arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Ms. Tantawan Tuatulanon, a pro-democracy student activist associated […]

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25/04/2565
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