Court dismisses motion to release Tiwagorn from unlawful custody, citing the applicant not entitled to do so

Yesterday, 21 July 2020, Mr. Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, aka “Pai Dao Din,” a secretary of the House Committee on Legal Affairs, Justice and Human Rights and lawyers from the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) have applied to the Khon Kaen Provincial Court requesting for the release of Mr. Tiwagorn Withiton from unlawful detention pursuant to […]

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22/07/2563

Statement calling for the examination and prompt release on the case of Tiwagorn, who was detained after wearing shirt “I Lost Faith in the Monarchy”

According to Prachatai, on 9 July 2020, Mr. Tiwagorn Withiton was forcibly taken from his home in Khon Kean by police officials to Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital in Khon Kaen. The police also confiscated his personal mobile phone, computer, and shirt which is perceived critical to the monarchy, while some of the troops have been deployed […]

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22/07/2563

The unfolding “witch hunt” after the emergence of “Royalist Marketplace” Facebook group

The emergence of “Royalist Marketplace” Facebook group founded by Pavin Chachavalpongpun, an academic who has become a political exile since after the 2014 coup has ignited a fire on the expression of opinions regarding Thailand’s monarchy following the virality of the issue in the Twitter sphere. Founded on 16 April 2020, the Facebook group has […]

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04/06/2563

‘Pai’ and his 870 days behind bars

On 8 May, Viboon Boonpattararaksa posted in his Facebook page about his son, Jatupat Boonpattararaksa, aka ‘Pai’ that “Good news!, Pai Dao Din is to be released on 10 May 2019. Please share his news as people keep asking me about his. Thank you.” After being convicted and sentenced to two years and six months […]

TLHR

09/05/2562

UN body petitioned over the longest ongoing detention of a lèse-majesté defendant

Bangkok, Paris, 5 November 2018: FIDH and its partner organization Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) today petitioned the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) to seek the release of lèse-majesté defendant Siraphop Kornaroot. Since August 2012, the WGAD has found the detention of seven other individuals detained under Article 112 of […]

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06/11/2561

She and he who remain incarcerated: At least nine defendants in the lèse-majesté cases are denied bail, while fighting charges against them

On 4 September 2018, the Bangkok Military Court has allowed Natthathida “Waen” Meewangpla, a former volunteer nurse and a star witness in the post-mortem inquest of six deaths in Wat Pathumwanara, to bail herself out. She has been accused in the Bangkok Criminal Court bomb attack and a lèse-majesté case (royal defamation). Natthathida has been […]

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12/10/2561

The Military Court’s direction to suppress publication of witness testimonies and court dockets in the case against Mr. Thanakorn

The Bangkok Military Court has conducted a hearing on a probable case against Anon Nampa, an attorney on 3 October 2018 at 13.30. It stemmed from the publication of evidence given by the prosecution witness, Maj Gen Wijarn Jodtaeng, in the case against Mr. Thanakorn (last name withheld) who was accused of sharing Rajabhakti corruption […]

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