“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

“Yellow Duck Calendar” defendant requested the Constitutional Court to review the unconstitutionality of the National Administrative Reform Council’s (NARC) order (B.E. 1976) that increased the penalty of Section 112 (Lèse-majesté),The Criminal Court approved the request.

On 3rd November 2022, Taling Chan Criminal Court tried the witness’ examination of“Ton Mai” case under Section 112 (Lèse-majesté) of Thailand Criminal Code for selling “Yellow Duck Calendar 2021” on “Ratsadorn” Facebook page as the police accused the defendant that the “Yellow Duck Calendar” allegedly contain texts and pictures defaming the royal family. The police […]

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14/11/2565

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

The Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the Court of First Instance in Adisak’s contempt of court case involving the tapping of a warder’s shoulder, reasoning that the accused was defending his right to a fair trial.

On 6 September 2022 at 9.30 AM, Adisak Sombatkam, a former Future Forward Party MP and one of the defendants in the #19September protest case, along with his lawyer, travelled to the Court of Appeals to hear the verdict in his contempt of court case. Adisak was accused of rising from the bench in the […]

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19/09/2565

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

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

How many days have these individuals been politically detained?

30 political detainees got their bail refused, many of whom are covid positive. 3 are on hunger strikes, and 4 are protesting the court for the injustice they received…Since March 2022, there are at least 30 political detainees whose bail applications were denied by the court..🔴 5 are charged with Section 112 (lèse-majesté) including:🔴 1. #Methin has […]

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21/07/2565

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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12/07/2565

Human Rights Situation Report May 2022: At least 1,813 individuals in 1,074 cases prosecuted

In May 2022, the number of politically related prosecutions increased only slightly. Most of these prosecutions are related to the royal defamation offence under Section 112 of the Criminal Code, which continues to be consistently used as the main allegation against activists and social media users. Issues related to the right to bail and the […]

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21/06/2565
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