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

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

[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

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

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

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

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

TLHR Overall Situation in October 2020

Summary In October 2020, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) documented 54 cases and incidents of human rights violations in central and southern Thailand – Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Samutprakan, Chonburi, Saraburi, and related to Nakhon Si Thammarat and Pattani. These include 5 cases of arbitrary detention, 6 cases of restriction of freedom of expression, […]

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