Thailand: Deteriorating health and arbitrary detention of two pro-democracy activists

On 7 July 2022, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a 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 of the deteriorating health of Natthanit Duangmusit, aka “Baipor”, and Netiporn Sanesangkhom, aka “Bung”, […]

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08/07/2565

Letter From Bung-Bai Por, on hunger strike in Central Women’s Prison after Fifth Denial of Bail

On the 90th anniversary of the transformation from absolute to constitutional monarchy on 24 June 1932, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights shared a letter written by Bung and Bai Por. They are both being detained in the Central Women’s Correctional Institution in Bangkok without bail after being accused of lese majeste/violation of Article 112 after […]

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28/06/2565

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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