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

[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

A Month after October 14: three times increases of public assembly cases, 175 people prosecuted and charged with Section 116-the Emergency Decree

Since 13-14 October 2020, the demonstration of “the People’s Party 2020” has become more intense along with the greater level of “suppression” by the government officials including the mass arrest since 13 Oct: the declaration of severe state of emergency, the detention of protest leaders for longer than 2 weeks, and the ceaseless issuance of […]

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25/11/2563

Before 14 October: Overview of harassment of individuals by authorities following Free Youth’s protest (Statistics of 18 July to 10 October 2020)

#StopHarassingPeople is listed as one of the three demands declared during a pro-democracy group Free Youth’s first protest at the Democracy Monument on 18 July 2020. Three months later, with now more than a hundred protests, including those organized by students, throughout Thailand – not only the call remains unfulfilled, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights […]

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10/11/2563

Court Order Disclosed – Anon’s bail revoked – Mike’s conditions added. Both deny reapplication.

3 Sep 2020 – The Ratchadaphisek Criminal Court saw the hearing of the Samran Rat Police Station inquiry officer, who had submitted a request to revoke the bail granted for Mr. Anon Nampa and Panupong ‘Mike’ Jadnok in the #FreeYouth case. The background for the hearing was the arrest of the two activists on 7 […]

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08/09/2563

TLHR Overall Situation in July 2020

Summary In July 2020, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) documented 90 cases and incidents of human rights violations in central and southern Thailand – Bangkok, Chonburi, Patumthani, Ayutthaya, Samutprakan, Kanchanaburi, Chantaburi, Sakaew, Chachoengsao, Supanburi, Nontaburi, Nakorn Pathom, Prachuap Kiri Khan and related to Phang-nga and Songkhla. These include 1 case of arbitrary detention, 4 […]

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21/08/2563
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