Prosecutions under “Contempt of Court and Insulting the Court” spike in 2021

According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)’s documentation records, at least 18 people have been charged with “Contempt of Court” for political reasons in 14 cases since the Free Youth Group’s first demonstration on 18 July 2020. Among the 14 cases, 12 of them are linked to the accused’s involvement in activities calling for […]

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05/07/2564

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

“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

Contempt of Court Accusation, Paving the Way for a Chilling Effect on the Freedom of Expression?

Case Background: On Monday 9th September 2019, Ms Sarinee Achavanuntakul and Mr Yuttana Nuanjarut, a news editor at the Krungthep Turakit newspaper, will appear before the Supreme Court to give testimony on charges of contempt of court. The court summons, dated 21st August 2019, included a copy of a memorandum sent by Mr Supradit Jeensawake, […]

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09/09/2562

The Military Court’s direction to suppress publication of witness testimonies and court dockets in the case against Mr. Thanakorn

The Bangkok Military Court has conducted a hearing on a probable case against Anon Nampa, an attorney on 3 October 2018 at 13.30. It stemmed from the publication of evidence given by the prosecution witness, Maj Gen Wijarn Jodtaeng, in the case against Mr. Thanakorn (last name withheld) who was accused of sharing Rajabhakti corruption […]

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04/10/2561
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