A report of Covid-19 situation in the prison, 30 political prisoners are found to have tested positive for Covid-19 amidst shoddy access to treatment

Throughout nearly the past two years, Thailand has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic -19 currently in its fifth wave which was made possible by the new variant that can even break through fully vaccinated persons. Amidst the outbreak whose end is not in sight, the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) would like to […]

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27/01/2565

2021: Year of Legal Battles as the number of people politically prosecuted increased to 1,513 and averagely four new people are accused daily.

If 2020 was the year of protests and breaking ceiling, as a renewed and intense, thematically as well as numerically speaking, wave of pro-democracy protests led by the new generation managed to break through the political ceiling, 2021 then is the year of “state’s retaliation” manifested through heavy suppression of protesters and active citizens. In […]

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18/01/2565

At least 291 people have been monitored and intimidated by state authorities over the course of 2021.

Throughout 2021, in addition to the unprecedentedly high level of political prosecution, state authorities have continuously monitored and harassed citizens unlawfully without warrants. This has occurred so much to the point that it almost became “normal”. And, no one has been seriously keeping authorities’ use of power in check. This behavior by state officers was […]

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18/01/2565

UN body demands immediate release of woman jailed for record lèse-majesté sentence

(Bangkok, Paris) Thai authorities should immediately release lèse-majesté detainee Anchan Preelerd, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) urged in an opinion adopted on 17 November 2021 and issued on 20 December. Anchan, 65, is currently serving a prison sentence of 43 years and six months for violating Article 112 of the […]

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17/01/2565

Court acquits “Danai Usma” in a case involving a social media post criticizing the absence of Covid-19 screening measures at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Evidences suggest that the defendant posted facts without intention to spread false data

25 Nov 2021 – the Criminal Court read the verdict of Danai Usma’s case, a graffiti artist from Phuket who was accused of Section 14 (2) of the Computer Crime Act. Under the account “Zen Wide”, Mr. Danai Usma published a post on 16 March 2020 that he saw no Covid-19 screening measures at the […]

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11/01/2565
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