Joint Letter: Thai officials must drop all the ongoing prosecutions under the Emergency Decree

On November 8, 2022, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights together with 23 other Human Rights Organizations submitted a letter to various foreign embassies in Thailand including the members states of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC such as the embassies of The United States of America, Canada, and Australia, the European Union member states such […]

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09/11/2565

October 2022: at least 1,864 people were politically prosecuted in 1,145 cases

During the month of October, there were not many new individuals being prosecuted. However, the cases charged under Section 112 (Lèse-majesté) of Thailand’s Criminal Code and cases on the ground of violating the Emergency Decree for holding public assemblies during 2020 are still ongoing in court proceedings, including hearing verdicts. Even though the Emergency Decree […]

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09/11/2565

One Year After Anti-Prayuth Car Mobs: At Least 109 Cases Nationwide, Five Dismissals by Courts and Four Non Indictments by Public Prosecutors

3 July 2021 marks the first day that “car mob” activities have been conducted. Entitled #SombatTour, the first car mob was initiated as a political expression by Sombat Boonngamanong, aka Bor Gor Lai Jud. The activities started from the Democracy Monument and moved towards to the House of Government, calling for the resignation of Gen. […]

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19/07/2565

1 Year of Political Bails: At Least 54 Required To Wear EM Devices Affecting Their Daily Lives

Since March 2018, the Ministry of Justice and Justice Courts have introduced the Electronic Monitoring (EM) device to track individuals in criminal and narcotics-related cases in lieu of a large security bail deposit. The aim was to improve the access to bail among economically-disadvantaged population in court proceedings. In that year, seven TLHR clients in […]

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25/04/2565

9 Observations: 2 Years under the Enforcement of the Emergency Decree on Public Assembly

26 March 2022 marks the second-year anniversary since Gen. Prayuth Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister, has promulgated the Emergency Decree nationwide in response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). However, this also means that the public assembly, as well as other strong and outspoken political movements, have been under control of the regulations under the […]

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12/04/2565

A report of Covid-19 situation in the prison, 30 political prisoners are found to have tested positive for Covid-19 amidst shoddy access to treatment

Throughout nearly the past two years, Thailand has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic -19 currently in its fifth wave which was made possible by the new variant that can even break through fully vaccinated persons. Amidst the outbreak whose end is not in sight, the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) would like to […]

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27/01/2565

Court acquits “Danai Usma” in a case involving a social media post criticizing the absence of Covid-19 screening measures at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Evidences suggest that the defendant posted facts without intention to spread false data

25 Nov 2021 – the Criminal Court read the verdict of Danai Usma’s case, a graffiti artist from Phuket who was accused of Section 14 (2) of the Computer Crime Act. Under the account “Zen Wide”, Mr. Danai Usma published a post on 16 March 2020 that he saw no Covid-19 screening measures at the […]

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11/01/2565

Lawyer’s Notes from Prison Visit: The Cambodian Homeless Woman Arrested from #11SepProtest

On 17 September 2021, lawyer travelled to the Central Women’s Correctional Institution to visit “Mrs. Huad” (alias), a 53-year-old homeless woman of Cambodian nationality who was arrested at the 11 September protest in Din Daeng. She insisted that she merely came out to find food, and not to take part in the protest. On the […]

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30/09/2564

Lawyers’ notes from the prison visit to “Nutchanon”: Life in prison is even more inconvenient if you are person with disabilities

On 3 September 2021, TLHR lawyer visited “Nutchanon Pairoj,” a student leader of the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration at the Rangsit Temporary Prison once again via video conference. He has been detained since 9 August due to the #2AugRally case. The court upheld the order not to release him even though his lawyers […]

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