What is the People’s Amnesty Bill? And Why Does Thailand Need It?

The current state of human rights in Thailand remains grim. Since Thailand’s 2006 coup, at least 5,027 individuals have been prosecuted for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. Almost a third of these prosecutions occurred between 18 July 2020 and 31 January 2024, during which at least 1,947 individuals were politically […]



[Analysis] Seven years after the coup: Lawsuits under the NCPO regime as “lawfare” (part 2)

The coup d’état on 22 May 2014 has left greater long-lasting legacies and enduring challenges for the resumption of democratic rule in Thailand than any previous coup over the past few decades. After the junta that launched the coup, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) ruled the country for five years, one month, […]



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 […]



The plaint of pounding “Mike-Penguin’s” prisoner vehicle, 7.5 years with their bail request denied of suspects, while one insisting not participating in the assembly.

24 February 2021, public prosecutors of the Office of Attorney General (Department of Special Litigation 5) indicted Nutthanon Chaimahabutra and other four suspects in the Black Criminal Case no. O.420/2021 allegedly for “illegal assembly of ten persons and upward to do or threaten to do an act of violence, resisting or preventing an official from […]



1 Year of “Run Against Dictatorship” with 8 Ongoing Lawsuits, keeping an Eye on the Constitutional Court’s Deliberation on Public Assembly Act

1 year anniversary of “Run Against Dictatorship”, running activity aims to send out political messages. It was held simultaneously in different regions over the country on Sunday, 12 January 2020. From the follow-up of Thai Lawyer for Humans Rights “Run Against Dictatorship” was organized in 49 locations, at least 39 provinces in all regions of […]


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