“Petch” Thanakorn sentenced to 2 years jail term for violating Section 112 but the Central Juvenile and Family court replaced imprisonment with an order to enter a Juvenile Practice and Training Center.

On November 22,2022, the Central Juvenile and Family court delivered the first judgment of a juvenile case charged under section 112 (Lèse-majesté),Black case number Yor Chor Aor. 109/2564. “Petch” Thanakorn (last name withheld), a nineteen-years old LGBTQ+ activist, who was indicted on the ground of violating Section 112 (lèse-majesté) for giving a speech that allegedly […]

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23/11/2565

Keep an Eye on Court’s Judgement in “Petch” case – the first Central Juvenile and Family Court’s judgement of a juvenile case charged under section 112 (lèse-majesté) for giving a speech on 6 December 2020 at Wongwian Yai.

November 22, 2022 marks the first Central Juvenile and Family Court’s judgement of a juvenile case charged under section 112 (Lèse-majesté) of Black case number Yor Chor Aor 109/2564. “Petch” Thanakorn (last name withheld) a nineteen-years old LGBTQ+ activist who was indicted on the ground of violating Section 112 (lèse-majesté), one of Thailand’s strictest Criminal […]

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21/11/2565

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

More than 574 cases are still ongoing, despite the Emergency Degree being lifted.

30 September 2022 marks the last day of the effect of the declaration of an emergency situation to handle the Covid-19 outbreak in all areas of the country following the Cabinet’s resolution. First announced on 26 March 2020 and subsequently extended 19 times every 1 – 2 months, the emergency situation in Thailand was effective […]

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25/10/2565

Statistics of Emergency Decree Violation Cases, Convicted, Acquitted and Dismissed by the Prosecutors & Court

The charge of violating the Emergency Decree announced in 2005 has been currently in use to prosecute political activists preventing protests, rallies, and demonstrations from taking place  in crowded areas in which turmoil can occur.  Since 2020, it is a charge used as a tool to restrict the right to freedom of expression and the […]

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05/10/2565

Thailand’s first Juvenile “Mimi” who was charged for violating the Emergency Decree, acquitted of all charges, Juvenile court ruled.

On 22 September 2022, Thailand’s Juvenile and Family Court read the verdict of “Mimi” an 18-year-old activist. She was the first child charged with violating the Emergency Decree for her activism at the #25Oct20 protest at Ratchaprasong Intersection. “The defendant was only 16 years old at that time and was interested in the nation’s political situation, thus, […]

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23/09/2565

August 2022: 1,853 people politically prosecuted in 1,120 cases

In August 2022, at least 29 individuals are still in detention during their political trials. Arrests under section 112, the lèse-majesté law of Thailand’s Strictest Criminal Code continue to occur periodically with the police usually seeking arrest warrants from the court immediately without issuing summons prior to making an arrest . Additionally, the court continued […]

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16/09/2565

Jatuporn “New” Sae-Ung sentenced to three years in prison for mocking Queen Suthida, currently on temporary release with bail.

On 12 September 2022, the Bangkok South Criminal Court sentenced Ms. Jatuporn “New” Sae-Ung, a 26-year-old pro-democracy activist, to 3 years of imprisonment for the violation of  Section 112 and 1,500 baht fine for violating the Public Assembly Act. The lèse-majesté  law is one of Thailand’s strictest Criminal Code. The accusation made against Jatuporn was […]

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15/09/2565

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

Human Rights Situation Report June 2022: A total of 1,832 individuals in 1,095 cases prosecuted

In June 2022, politically-motivated prosecutions remain intense. The number of those prosecuted under Section 112 (lèse-majesté) now exceeds 200. Meanwhile, there has been an increase in arbitrary detentions of those charged with lèse-majesté and other offenses related to the “Thalu Gas” demonstrations, resulting in over 22 individuals being detained pending trials.  Based on TLHR’s documentation […]

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