Voice of “Somyot”, he was locked up again after spending seven years in jail previously, “It feels even more painful”

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, 59, has been through the thick and thin, numerous protests, legal cases and seven years in prison after being convicted of violation of Article 112. This time, Somyot is back in prison again on a national security offense, but this time he is accused of violating Article 116 of the Criminal Code in […]

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23/11/2563

Court dismisses motion to release Tiwagorn from unlawful custody, citing the applicant not entitled to do so

Yesterday, 21 July 2020, Mr. Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, aka “Pai Dao Din,” a secretary of the House Committee on Legal Affairs, Justice and Human Rights and lawyers from the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) have applied to the Khon Kaen Provincial Court requesting for the release of Mr. Tiwagorn Withiton from unlawful detention pursuant to […]

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22/07/2563

As if the NCPO Never Left: Six Years After the Coup and the Persistence of Human Rights Violations

As the new Cabinet was sworn in before His Majesty the King on 16 July 2019, the junta-led National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) stepped down from power after having ruled the country for five years, one month, and 23 days. Nevertheless, the network of powerful political actors established under the NCPO regime has […]

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22/05/2563

‘Pai’ and his 870 days behind bars

On 8 May, Viboon Boonpattararaksa posted in his Facebook page about his son, Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, aka ‘Pai’ that “Good news!, Pai Dao Din is to be released on 10 May 2019. Please share his news as people keep asking me about his. Thank you.” After being convicted and sentenced to two years and six months […]

TLHR

09/05/2562

Waen : From a medical volunteer and key witness in Wat Pathum massacre case to defendant in two national security cases

Amidst the searing heat of March 2010 which competed with the incumbent political heat, a massive number of members of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) took to the street in downtown Bangkok to demand a house dissolution while the country was ruled under the Abhisit Vejjajiva-led coalition. They claimed the government had […]

TLHR

07/11/2561

She and he who remain incarcerated: At least nine defendants in the lèse-majesté cases are denied bail, while fighting charges against them

On 4 September 2018, the Bangkok Military Court has allowed Natthathida “Waen” Meewangpla, a former volunteer nurse and a star witness in the post-mortem inquest of six deaths in Wat Pathumwanara, to bail herself out. She has been accused in the Bangkok Criminal Court bomb attack and a lèse-majesté case (royal defamation). Natthathida has been […]

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12/10/2561

Statement on the Arbitrary Arrest and Detention of Mr Charoenchai Sae-tang

On 1 July 2017, military personnel and ununiformed authorities have invoked power under Article 44 of the interim Constitution to arbitrarily arrest Mr Charoenchai Sae-tang, an activist who campaigned to have Article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code (lèse-majesté) revoked, and confiscate his communication devices. Charoenchai was unlawfully arrested at his residence in Bangkok, and […]

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