Thailand: Urgent Appeal to Thai Government to Urgently Take Action to End Arbitrary Detention and Judicial Harassment of Get and Baipor, pro-democracy activists

On 9 January 2023, the Bangkok Criminal Court revoked “Get” Sopon Surariddhidhamrong and “Baipor” Natthanit Duangmusit’s bail and ordered their detention on the ground that they violated the bail conditions of their temporary release, granted on 31 May 2022 and 4 August 2022, respectively, by participating in the anti-government protest on 17 November 2022, during […]

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November 2022: at least 1,886 people were politically prosecuted in 1,159 cases

During the month of November, political prosecution continued as intense with cases from protests during APEC2022 involving arrest of civilians and summon warrants issued to activists. New arrests on the basis Section 112 (Lèse-majesté) continue to be reported periodically while many prosecuted for violation of Emergency Decree continue their defense with most cases concluded as […]

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14/12/2565

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

Keep an eye on the first witness examination of Section 110 case for “violating the Queen’s liberty”, five defendants in the case.

The Criminal Court starts the witness examination of Black case number Aor.778/2564 on November 16, 2022. Five defendants are charged under Section 110 of Thailand’s Criminal Code on the ground of “violating the liberty of the Queen”. The five defendants include Ekachai Hongkangwan, Bunkueanun Paothong, Suranath Paenprasertand two other civilians who were indicted by the […]

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15/11/2565

“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

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

The Number of Prosecutions under “Lèse Majesté” in 2020-2022

The number of prosecutions under “Lèse Majesté” from 24 November 2020 – 20 June 2022 *Last edited 16 September 2022 On 19 November 2020, General Prayut Chan-o-cha issued a statement regarding the political situation by declaring that it was necessary to increase intensified suppressing measure by enforcing every law and section against protesters who violate […]

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19/10/2565

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

A statistical profile of minors charged for political expression and protest, 2020-2022

*Last updated on 16 September 2022 According to TLHR database on Juvenile prosecution (from 2020 onwards), at least 283 youths from 211 cases have been prosecuted for political expression and protest. After the phenomenon of continuous leaderless protest from 2nd August 2021 to the end of October 2021 at Din Daeng Triangle, the youth activist […]

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