Number of protesters arrested in August reached 260, including 70 children and youths, while 53 got injured

Thailand’s political temperature is rising in August 2021 as protesters have returned to the street to call for General Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down from his position due to the Prime Minister’s failure to manage the COVID-19 crisis, including the issues of vaccine administration, economic downturn, and intense rollout of new rules for restricting freedom […]

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31/08/2564

The fight of “Luang Pee Tham,” a monk who held a protest sign in support of gender diversity

This article recounts the path towards “enlightenment” of three monks and novices involved in political demonstrations for demanding democracy and equality alongside school and university students and ordinary citizens over the past year since the first protest held by the Free Youth Group on 18 July 2020. Moreover, this article will help our readers understand […]

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26/08/2564

Number of persons held in custody at Border Patrol Police Region 1 – The Narcotic Suppression Bureau from participating in political assemblies

There has been a slew of persons relentlessly being taken to and detained at the Border Patrol Police Region 1 in Pathumthani Province as a result of their participation in political assemblies in Bangkok. According to the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), from 13 October 2020 to 3 August 2021, at least 335 individuals […]

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24/08/2564

Bail denied for 2nd time! Lèse-majesté case of Arnon, related to #HarryRally 2, and eight pro-democracy activists, related to #2Aug.Rally, citing no reasonable reasons to change the order

On 18 August 2021 at 10.00 hr., the lawyers submitted bail motion of nine activists remaining detained during the police investigation. The bail motion was submitted to the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court for Arnon in the Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code case related to the speech given in #HarryPotterRally 2 on 3 August […]

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22/08/2564

“Getting arrested makes me want to fight even harder”: Interview with ‘Tong Taluhfah,’ the only woman detained from the #2AugRally

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) is going through yet another round of visiting political detainees. While Thailand is under the third wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, the country has already seen five waves of detaining protestors in cases related to political assemblies since the first demonstration held by the Free Youth Group.  The first […]

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22/08/2564

The journey of thoughts of “Samanera Folk,” the novice who faces a lese majeste charge

Our interview series “First Sermon before taking the path towards democracy: Background stories before the political awakening of Ratsadon monks/novices” are divided into three parts. Each of them presents the stories of individual monks and novices with unique backgrounds and paths leading them to join the fight for equality.  Read Part 1 >>  Luang Pee Phupha: […]

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20/08/2564

Testimony from “Khem,” a motorbike taxi driver beaten by 10 Riot Control police officers on the night of #10AugRally

“[Riot Control police officers] did not ask me any question. I told them, ‘I am not here for the rally. I only came to drop a passenger off.’ Still, they pulled me in, took me outside, and beat me up.” The above statement came from Khem (Pseudonym), a 33-year-old motorbike taxi driver who was recounting […]

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20/08/2564

9 pro-democracy activists denied bail regarding #2Aug.Rally in front of the Border Patrol Police Region 1, demanding the release of Thalufah members, citing without fear of the law.

On 9 August 2021 at the Thanyaburi Provicial Court, 9 pro-democracy activists were denied of their bails regarding the rally demanding the release of Thalufah members in front of the Border Patrol Police Region 1. 32 Thalufah members were arrested during the rally “release our friend, return democracy” in front of the Police Sport Club […]

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15/08/2564

5 Thalufah activists charged in 4 cases, splattering paint color at Thung Song Hong Police Station-Phalang Pracharat headquarters – Bhumjaithai headquarter – casting candle, before denying Pai’s bail citing that he committed harmful acts

On 9 August 2021 at 9.00 hr., “Pai” Jatupat Boonpattararaksa and Tawee Tiangviset, pro-democracy activists from “Thalufah” group, surrendered themselves to the police officers at Thung Song Hong Police Station according to the arrest warrant issued by the Ratchada Criminal Court no. 1253/2564 and 1255/2564, respectively, dated 4 August 2021. They were charged with the […]

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15/08/2564

Thailand: Arbitrary detention of eight pro-democracy activists

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Thailand. The Observatory has been informed about the arbitrary detention and ongoing judicial harassment of eight pro-democracy activists, namely: Anon Nampa, prominent human rights lawyer; Parit Chiwarak, Nutchanon Pairoj, Sirichai […]

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13/08/2564

Luang Pee Phupha: On being a Phu Paan kid, reading a protest poem on stage, and establishing the “Carrot Gang”

The article recounts the path towards “enlightenment” of three monks and novices involved in political demonstrations for demanding democracy and equality alongside school and university students and ordinary citizens over the past year since the first protest held by the Free Youth Group on 18 July 2020. Moreover, this article will help our readers understand […]

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07/08/2564
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