A Month after October 14: three times increases of public assembly cases, 175 people prosecuted and charged with Section 116-the Emergency Decree

Since 13-14 October 2020, the demonstration of “the People’s Party 2020” has become more intense along with the greater level of “suppression” by the government officials including the mass arrest since 13 Oct: the declaration of severe state of emergency, the detention of protest leaders for longer than 2 weeks, and the ceaseless issuance of […]

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25/11/2563

“We are just citizens who never surrender ourselves to injustice: The two-point memo of “James Prasit” before being released from the incarnation

1 “We start counting from one together today With our spirit united, we shall fight together For a “new day” of happiness for all people Bravely, we declare the war to restore people’s power!” Kaew Kosum   “I would like to post a poem ‘Counting from one’ by Kaew Kosum again on this page. The […]

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23/11/2563

Voice of “Somyot”, he was locked up again after spending seven years in jail previously, “It feels even more painful”

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, 59, has been through the thick and thin, numerous protests, legal cases and seven years in prison after being convicted of violation of Article 112. This time, Somyot is back in prison again on a national security offense, but this time he is accused of violating Article 116 of the Criminal Code in […]

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23/11/2563

“We cannot live like this, we cannot live in a society like this”: “Pai Dao Din” yells from behind the bars

Jatupat “Pai” Boonpattararaksa was arrested on 13 October 2020, one day before the massive demonstration. There was no sign then that the government would pursue harsh measures against the protesters. The forcible dispersal of the gathering at the Democracy Monument was as violent as other times. Pai and his 20 friends were arrested before anyone […]

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20/11/2563

TLHR Overall Situation in October 2020

Summary In October 2020, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) documented 54 cases and incidents of human rights violations in central and southern Thailand – Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Samutprakan, Chonburi, Saraburi, and related to Nakhon Si Thammarat and Pattani. These include 5 cases of arbitrary detention, 6 cases of restriction of freedom of expression, […]

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20/11/2563

Statistics of Individuals charged with the Emergency Decree as a result of political gatherings (as of 28 September 2020)

Cases stemming from the violation of the Emergency Decree as a result of political gatherings No. of cases: 21, No. of the alleged offenders: 73 (some of them face multiple charges) (From 26 March-28 September 2020) Case no. Date of incidence Province Offence resulted from Name/no. of accused Police station of jurisdiction Case status 1 […]

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10/11/2563

Before 14 October: Overview of harassment of individuals by authorities following Free Youth’s protest (Statistics of 18 July to 10 October 2020)

#StopHarassingPeople is listed as one of the three demands declared during a pro-democracy group Free Youth’s first protest at the Democracy Monument on 18 July 2020. Three months later, with now more than a hundred protests, including those organized by students, throughout Thailand – not only the call remains unfulfilled, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights […]

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