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

March 2024: 1,293 political cases have been filed against 1,954 people.

In March, the number of lèse-majesté lawsuits filed since 2020 surpassed 300, with six new cases filed last month. More individuals are being imprisoned due to denial bail requests. Additionally, the police has pursued charges against participants of public assemblies, such as the P-Move protest during Srettha’s government era. Charges under the Emergency Decree are […]

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17/04/2567

January 2024: a total of 1,947 people have been politically prosecuted resulting in 1,268 lawsuits

The inaugural month of 2024 saw a slight uptick in the number of political cases, characterized by four new lawsuits, including at least one lèse majesté case. The courts continued to pass judgments for cases that arose between 2020 and 2022 throughout the month, with eleven lèse majesté cases reaching the courts’ decisions. A notable […]

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19/02/2567

Overview of 2023 for political prisoners: 67 people detained, 9 protesting against the court’s bail decisions, 37 spending the New Year’s Eve in jail. The most common charge was under lèse-majesté.

2023 saw the highest number of political detainees in recent years. At least 56 citizens and activists were jailed in 2023, outnumbering last year’s figure of at least 46 detainees. Adding the 19 individuals who were detained continuously since 2022 brings the total of at least 67 detainees in 2023. Out of the 67 detainees, […]

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16/02/2567

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

December 2023: a total of 1,938 people have been politically prosecuted in 1,264 cases

Political prosecution continued at the end of 2023, where, despite few new lawsuits, witness and verdict hearings have taken place routinely for the existing cases filed between 2020 and 2022. The courts have passed judgments in at least 12 lèse-majesté cases, resulting in dismissals as well as guilty rulings, whereas all nine Emergency Decree and […]

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17/01/2567

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

November 2023: a total of 1,935 people have been politically prosecuted in 1,262 cases

In November, political prosecution continued, including the filing of at least four new lese-majeste cases. Meanwhile, various courts have passed verdicts in lese-majeste cases week after week, driving the number of people detained during and after trials up by at least 20. As for the situation regarding sedition charges under Section 116, the courts have […]

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