She and he who remain incarcerated: At least nine defendants in the lèse-majesté cases are denied bail, while fighting charges against them

On 4 September 2018, the Bangkok Military Court has allowed Natthathida “Waen” Meewangpla, a former volunteer nurse and a star witness in the post-mortem inquest of six deaths in Wat Pathumwanara, to bail herself out. She has been accused in the Bangkok Criminal Court bomb attack and a lèse-majesté case (royal defamation). Natthathida has been […]



“An academic forum is not a military barrack” Prosecution of peaceful expression at an academic conference

1. The challenge of academic freedom at the “Thai Studies Forum”   After 10 postponements within one year of pre-trial inquiry appointments, on 4th July 2018, the public prosecutor in Chiang Mai formally indicted five accused: Dr. Chayan Wattanaputi, Ms. Pakawadee Weerapaspong, Mr. Nontawat Machai, Mr. Chaiyapong Samnieng, and Mr. Teeramon Bua-ngam in the Chiang […]


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