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

Numbers of political detainees being held in detention during investigation or pending trial in 2021

According to the TLHR database (8 June 2021), at least 2 individuals have been detained after Thai courts rejected their requests for temporary release or bail. All of the cases stem from their political expression and assembly. Among these numbers, there are: 0 individuals who were prosecuted for allegedly violating Article 112 of the Criminal Code […]

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09/04/2564

“This imprisonment is unjust”: Reflections from the defense lawyer on the day four people were denied bail

(Published in Thai on 15 February 2020) Around one week ago, four men were sitting on a bench in front of the Criminal Court’s arraignment room. The room’s interior is decorated similarly to trial rooms where the judge would preside the throne erected high above our heads. The youngest man wearing square-shaped glasses was still […]

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09/03/2564

Drop charges against people and guarantee their rights to access justice

During the first outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, protestors continued to stage political rallies demanding the Prime Minister’s resignation, a new constitution, and monarchical reforms in defiance of the nationwide state of emergency. In response, state authorities have pursued legal actions against a number of people who exercised their freedom of assembly. According […]

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19/02/2564

The Court of Appeal denied a request to release 4 protest leaders, citing their speeches have tarnished the reputation of the monarchy, despite the lack of final verdict

On 15 February 2021 at 16.30 approximate, The Criminal Court read the order of the Court of Appeal to deny bail requests of 4 protest leaders of the “Ratsadon Group”, which is in accordance to the Court of First Instance. After 11 February 2021, the lawyer filed an appeal against the Court’s order denying bail […]

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19/02/2564

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

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

“Penguin” arrested and slapped with 10 charges from the Free Youth case, additional charges from the #SaveWanchalearm case on 24 June also brought against him

14 August 2020, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, a 22-year-old political science student at Thammasat University was arrested by the police under an arrest warrant related to the Free Youth demonstration case. He was then taken to Samranrat Police Station and slapped with 10 charges, although he refused to accept the judicial procedure. Police from Pathumwan police […]

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19/08/2563
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