1 Year of Political Bails: At Least 54 Required To Wear EM Devices Affecting Their Daily Lives

Since March 2018, the Ministry of Justice and Justice Courts have introduced the Electronic Monitoring (EM) device to track individuals in criminal and narcotics-related cases in lieu of a large security bail deposit. The aim was to improve the access to bail among economically-disadvantaged population in court proceedings. In that year, seven TLHR clients in […]

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25/04/2565

Thailand: Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Tantawan Tuatulanon

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Thailand. Description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed about the arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Ms. Tantawan Tuatulanon, a pro-democracy student activist associated […]

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25/04/2565

The Thai Government fails to address international concern over key human rights issues at UN-backed review

Bangkok, Paris, 17 march 2022. The Thai government failed to address international concerns by refusing to accept key human rights recommendations that Thailand received during its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organizations Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw), Manushya Foundation, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), […]

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18/03/2565

Political detainees held in detention during investigation or pending trial in mid-2021

Between August 2021 and 5 March 2022, at least 29 individuals were detained during police investigation or pending trial which stemmed from their exercise of the right to political assembly and expression. Name, date of temporary release, and duration of detention Chitipat was granted bail on 23 November 2021 with conditions, including wearing electronic monitoring […]

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08/03/2565

“Arnon” determined to fight his legal ethics examination from prison, Apiwat Khanthong had filed against him on monarchy reform speech

On 3 February 2022, the Lawyers Council under the Royal Patronage scheduled a legal ethics examination for Arnon Nampa. The examination came as a result of his speech on the monarchy reform at a 3 August 2020 rally at the Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Road. Today, Ratsada Manuratsada — Arnon’s attorney — attended the examination […]

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21/02/2565

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

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

Voices from detained activists with Covid-19: “The Department of Corrections Hospital has no capacity to handle Covid-19 patients.”

26 August 2021 TLHR’s lawyers visited 6 activists today, namely Parit Chiwarak, Promsorn Veerathamjaree, Panupong Jadnok, Chatchai Kaedam, Sam Samat and Sirichai Natueng from the #Mob2August case at the Department of Corrections Hospital. In this case, a total of 9 activists surrendered themselves to the police and were immediately detained. Seven have tested positive for […]

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01/09/2564

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
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