“Yellow Duck Calendar” defendant requested the Constitutional Court to review the unconstitutionality of the National Administrative Reform Council’s (NARC) order (B.E. 1976) that increased the penalty of Section 112 (Lèse-majesté),The Criminal Court approved the request.

On 3rd November 2022, Taling Chan Criminal Court tried the witness’ examination of“Ton Mai” case under Section 112 (Lèse-majesté) of Thailand Criminal Code for selling “Yellow Duck Calendar 2021” on “Ratsadorn” Facebook page as the police accused the defendant that the “Yellow Duck Calendar” allegedly contain texts and pictures defaming the royal family. The police […]

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14/11/2565

Statistics: At least 80 activists and individuals required to wear Electronic Monitoring ankle bracelet (EM) during trials.

As of October 10,2022 there are at least 80 individuals who were charged on the basis of their political expressions and received an order to wear Electronic Monitoring Anklets (EM) during trials. Since March 2018, the Ministry of Justice has employed EM to be attached to accused individuals as part of bail conditions or in […]

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03/11/2565

More than 574 cases are still ongoing, despite the Emergency Degree being lifted.

30 September 2022 marks the last day of the effect of the declaration of an emergency situation to handle the Covid-19 outbreak in all areas of the country following the Cabinet’s resolution. First announced on 26 March 2020 and subsequently extended 19 times every 1 – 2 months, the emergency situation in Thailand was effective […]

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25/10/2565

“Pakpinya” sentenced to a nine-year jail term by Narathiwat Provincial Court for sharing three Facebook posts that allegedly violated Section 112.

On 19 October 2022 Narathiwat Provincial Court read the verdict of “Pakpinya”, a 31-year-old former librarian in Bangkok who was charged under Section 112 of Thailand’s Criminal Code and Computer Crime Act 14 (3). She was accused of posting six texts allegedly insulting King Maha Vajiralongkorn (Rama X)  Pakpinya was convicted under Section 112 (Lese-Majesty) […]

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20/10/2565

National Youth Day: Revisiting Recommendations about Child Protection from International Community to Thailand on the World Stage.

As 20 September 2022 is Thailand’s National Youth Day (วันเยาวชนแห่งชาติ), it is appropriate for us to revisit some of the commitments and promises Thailand has made (and refused to make) to the international community with regards to children’s rights. Thailand’s obligations vis-à-vis children under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the […]

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21/09/2565

Summons from Deep South: Woman from Nonthaburi charged for Article 112 lost 15,000 baht over travel&accommodation costs

On 22 June 2021, at 08:00 am, Ms. Kanlaya (Pseudonym), a 27-year-old employee of a private company in Nonthaburi province, close to Bangkok, reported to Su-ngai Kolok District Police Station in Narathiwat province, Thailand’s Deep South, to acknowledge her charges under the “lese majeste” provisions of Article 112 of the Criminal Code, as well as […]

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02/07/2564

The expanding universe of legal persecutions: Examining various developments following the #19Sept protest (Part 2)

The hashtag #19SeptReturnPowerToThePeople was widely used to refer to the two-day demonstration held by “Ratsadon Group” at the Royal Plaza and Thammasat University from 19 to 20 September 2020. This rally is well-known for several of its distinctive features. It is estimated that around 200,000 protestors attended the event; many camped out at the Royal Garden and […]

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29/06/2564

The expanding universe of legal persecutions: Examining various developments following the #19Sept protest (Part 1)

The hashtag #19SeptReturnPowerToThePeople was widely used to refer to the two-day demonstration held by “Ratsadon Group” at the Royal Plaza and Thammasat University from 19 to 20 September 2020. This rally is well-known for several of its distinctive features. It is estimated that around 200,000 protestors attended the event; many camped out at the Royal Garden and […]

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28/06/2564

Statement: Lèse-majesté epidemic reaches new milestone

Bangkok, Paris, 11 June 2021: The number of individuals charged with lèse-majesté has reached 100, FIDH and Thai Lawyer for Human Rights (TLHR) said today. The overwhelming majority of these cases have stemmed from online political expression and the participation in peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations that took place between August 2020 and March 2021. “The vigorous […]

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12/06/2564

Interview with the sister of “Justin Chukiat,” a tattooist turned activist with his iconic crop top

A 30-year-old man delivered a well-paced, smooth speech with his pleasant voice that one could listen to all day long. He appeared on stage wearing a crop top with red sweatpants, looking entirely different from other Ratsadon protest leaders. His style resembled the well-known look of “Justin Bieber,” an internationally renowned teenage superstar. Because of […]

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10/06/2564

Overview of cases against youth political activists: At least 43 persons prosecuted

During the protest movement for rights, liberties, and democracy that began in 2020, youths- any persons younger than 18 years old- have played a critical role in organizing and participating in political activities inside and outside their educational institutions. They have also been actively contributing to pushing the limits of public discussion on social and […]

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06/06/2564
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