The expanding universe of legal persecutions: Examining various developments following the #19Sept protest (Part 1)

The hashtag #19SeptReturnPowerToThePeople was widely used to refer to the two-day demonstration held by “Ratsadon Group” at the Royal Plaza and Thammasat University from 19 to 20 September 2020. This rally is well-known for several of its distinctive features. It is estimated that around 200,000 protestors attended the event; many camped out at the Royal Garden and […]

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28/06/2564

Numbers of political detainees being held in detention during investigation or pending trial in 2021

According to the TLHR database (8 June 2021), at least 2 individuals have been detained after Thai courts rejected their requests for temporary release or bail. All of the cases stem from their political expression and assembly. Among these numbers, there are: 0 individuals who were prosecuted for allegedly violating Article 112 of the Criminal Code […]

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09/04/2564

Three more prominent leaders, all accused of violating Section112, denied bail in the wake of the indictment of 18 Ratsadon activists in the #19SeptRestoringPeoplePower demonstration case

Today (8 March 2020) at the Office of Attorney General on Ratchadapisek Road, the public prosecutors indicted 18 members of the “Ratsadon” movement cases related to the #19SeptRestoringPeoplePower demonstration. They are accused of violating the Penal Code’s Sections 112 and 116 and other 9 charges. They were then brought to the court for bail hearing […]

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21/03/2564

A Month after October 14: three times increases of public assembly cases, 175 people prosecuted and charged with Section 116-the Emergency Decree

Since 13-14 October 2020, the demonstration of “the People’s Party 2020” has become more intense along with the greater level of “suppression” by the government officials including the mass arrest since 13 Oct: the declaration of severe state of emergency, the detention of protest leaders for longer than 2 weeks, and the ceaseless issuance of […]

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25/11/2563

“We cannot live like this, we cannot live in a society like this”: “Pai Dao Din” yells from behind the bars

Jatupat “Pai” Boonpattararaksa was arrested on 13 October 2020, one day before the massive demonstration. There was no sign then that the government would pursue harsh measures against the protesters. The forcible dispersal of the gathering at the Democracy Monument was as violent as other times. Pai and his 20 friends were arrested before anyone […]

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20/11/2563
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