[Analysis] Seven years after the coup: Lawsuits under the NCPO regime as “lawfare” (part 2)

The coup d’état on 22 May 2014 has left greater long-lasting legacies and enduring challenges for the resumption of democratic rule in Thailand than any previous coup over the past few decades. After the junta that launched the coup, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) ruled the country for five years, one month, […]

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03/06/2564

Listen to the Life Song of Port Faiyen, an Artist Who Uses Music and a Pen as a Weapon to Fight the Dictatorship

*Translation by: Ann Norman An admin of Facebook Page: FreePortFaiyen  At the rallies of young people protesting for democracy happening throughout almost all of last year, songs were used as tools to propel society while at the same time creating a fun atmosphere for the crowds. Many of the songs blasting out of the amplifiers […]

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26/04/2564

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

Three more prominent leaders, all accused of violating Section112, denied bail in the wake of the indictment of 18 Ratsadon activists in the #19SeptRestoringPeoplePower demonstration case

Today (8 March 2020) at the Office of Attorney General on Ratchadapisek Road, the public prosecutors indicted 18 members of the “Ratsadon” movement cases related to the #19SeptRestoringPeoplePower demonstration. They are accused of violating the Penal Code’s Sections 112 and 116 and other 9 charges. They were then brought to the court for bail hearing […]

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21/03/2564

Human Rights Situation Report January 2021

With the continuation of COVID 19-related restrictions in January, the authorities have developed legal mechanism for limiting any possibility of public demonstration, and persecuting dissidents on grounds of public health and safety violations. The well-being and political rights of Thai citizens remain gravely unprotected as the abuse of the “lèse-majesté” law is intensified, leading to […]

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15/03/2564

At least 6 individuals held imprisoned under Section 112 and 1 individual held imprisoned under Section 116 of the Criminal Code

After the precedent judgement of the Criminal Court in the case of Section 112 of “Anchan”, she was sentenced to 87 years in prison. The sentence was reduced by half to 29 years and 174 months in prison owned by Anchan’s plead guilty. Afterwards, the Court of Appeal issued an order not allowing bail out […]

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01/03/2564

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

Plaints of 19 Sep. – MobFest rally, the four activists denied bails by the Court.

On 9 February 2021 at the Office of the Attorney General (Ratchadapisek Road), the public prosecutor indicted two cases; #14NovRally or so called MobFest held at the Democracy Monument on 14 Noverber 2020; and #19SepReturnPowerToPeople held at Sanam Luang and Thammasat University, Tha Phrachan campuse on 19-20 September 2020. For the former, Parit Chiwarak was […]

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10/02/2564
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