By mid-2022, the number of citizens and activists who have been harassed by government officials total 191. At least 19 youths are among this number, with the youngest being 13 years old. 

Abuse of authority continues to be conducted by government authorities. Harassments of citizens and activists at their homes, offices, and education institutions without any warrants regularly occur, thereby normalising the situation. Moreover, the authority of government officials in such operations cannot be verified.  Base on the TLHR database, since the beginning of 2022, citizens and […]

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21/07/2565

At least 291 people have been monitored and intimidated by state authorities over the course of 2021.

Throughout 2021, in addition to the unprecedentedly high level of political prosecution, state authorities have continuously monitored and harassed citizens unlawfully without warrants. This has occurred so much to the point that it almost became “normal”. And, no one has been seriously keeping authorities’ use of power in check. This behavior by state officers was […]

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18/01/2565

When Justice System is not a Safe Space: Stories of Gender-Based Harassment and Discrimination

One of the key milestones of the political movement since 2020 is the active participation of women and LGBTIQ+ groups, who have been taking up a leading role within the movement. The statistics of people politically accused since January this year show that at least 293 protest leaders or general citizens (including youths) facing lawsuits […]

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05/10/2564

Summons from Deep South: Woman from Nonthaburi charged for Article 112 lost 15,000 baht over travel&accommodation costs

On 22 June 2021, at 08:00 am, Ms. Kanlaya (Pseudonym), a 27-year-old employee of a private company in Nonthaburi province, close to Bangkok, reported to Su-ngai Kolok District Police Station in Narathiwat province, Thailand’s Deep South, to acknowledge her charges under the “lese majeste” provisions of Article 112 of the Criminal Code, as well as […]

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02/07/2564

Cyber vigilante group threatens at least 62 individuals with lese majeste, leaking personal information of over 466 individuals via Google Map

Since early June 2021, the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) has been receiving complaints from a number internet users that members of the Center of Legal Assistance for Victims of Cyberbullying Facebook Page have sent them via private message their personal information and threatened to report them for violating Section 112. The situation has […]

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30/06/2564

Statement: Eavesdropping on confidential attorney-client conversations in prison constitutes a serious human rights violation

On 16 June 2021, activists receiving legal assistance from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), including Mr. Parit Chiwarak, Ms. Panussaya Sitthijirawattanakul, Mr. Piyarat Chongthep, and Mr. Panupong Chadnok, attended a meeting with the Standing Committee on Corruption and Misconduct of the House of Representatives. During the meeting, Mr. Parit raised his concern regarding the […]

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21/06/2564

Human Rights Situation Report February 2021

In February, the pattern of legal harassment by the authorities has emerged. The “public health” regulations and the “lèse-majesté” law were concomitantly used against dissidents. Oftentimes the laws were interpreted in an arbitrary manner, resulting in rising numbers of citizens suffering from politically motivated lawsuits. Beyond the realm of law court, violence was spilled onto […]

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15/03/2564

Human Rights Situation Report January 2021

With the continuation of COVID 19-related restrictions in January, the authorities have developed legal mechanism for limiting any possibility of public demonstration, and persecuting dissidents on grounds of public health and safety violations. The well-being and political rights of Thai citizens remain gravely unprotected as the abuse of the “lèse-majesté” law is intensified, leading to […]

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15/03/2564

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

Students making three-finger salute wearing white bows led to 103 reports of harassment in 3 days

After the rally by the “Free Youth” group at the Democracy Monument on 16 August 2020, the political situation has continued to be heated as students in many schools all over the country have expressed their political opinions, notably by performing the three-finger salute during the national anthem, wearing white bows against dictatorship, and showing […]

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25/08/2563

Student visited by police after sharing news about Tiwagorn and the triumphal arch in honor of the King and forced to sign MOU promising not to publish anything about the monarchy again

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) was informed of police intimidation and harassment from “Noom” (pseudonym), a university student in Bangkok. After sharing news about the confinement of Tiwagorn Withiton and the soaring price of triumphal arches in honor of the King as reported by Prachatai, at his house, he was visited by plainclothes officers […]

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31/07/2563
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