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

Students making three-finger salute wearing white bows led to 103 reports of harassment in 3 days

After the rally by the “Free Youth” group at the Democracy Monument on 16 August 2020, the political situation has continued to be heated as students in many schools all over the country have expressed their political opinions, notably by performing the three-finger salute during the national anthem, wearing white bows against dictatorship, and showing […]

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25/08/2563

TLHR Overall Situation in July 2020

Summary In July 2020, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) documented 90 cases and incidents of human rights violations in central and southern Thailand – Bangkok, Chonburi, Patumthani, Ayutthaya, Samutprakan, Kanchanaburi, Chantaburi, Sakaew, Chachoengsao, Supanburi, Nontaburi, Nakorn Pathom, Prachuap Kiri Khan and related to Phang-nga and Songkhla. These include 1 case of arbitrary detention, 4 […]

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21/08/2563

“Penguin” arrested and slapped with 10 charges from the Free Youth case, additional charges from the #SaveWanchalearm case on 24 June also brought against him

14 August 2020, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, a 22-year-old political science student at Thammasat University was arrested by the police under an arrest warrant related to the Free Youth demonstration case. He was then taken to Samranrat Police Station and slapped with 10 charges, although he refused to accept the judicial procedure. Police from Pathumwan police […]

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19/08/2563

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

Two weeks after youth groups began to free themselves: Their call to end harassments backfired

On 18 July 2020, a group of secondary school and university students, together with other ordinary citizens, held the #FreeYouth demonstration at the Democracy Monument. The protestors’ three collective demands call for the government to dissolve the Parliament, rewrite the Constitution, and end all forms of state harassment of critics. During the following two weeks, […]

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03/08/2563
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