2021: Year of Legal Battles as the number of people politically prosecuted increased to 1,513 and averagely four new people are accused daily.

If 2020 was the year of protests and breaking ceiling, as a renewed and intense, thematically as well as numerically speaking, wave of pro-democracy protests led by the new generation managed to break through the political ceiling, 2021 then is the year of “state’s retaliation” manifested through heavy suppression of protesters and active citizens. In […]

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18/01/2565

Court acquits “Danai Usma” in a case involving a social media post criticizing the absence of Covid-19 screening measures at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Evidences suggest that the defendant posted facts without intention to spread false data

25 Nov 2021 – the Criminal Court read the verdict of Danai Usma’s case, a graffiti artist from Phuket who was accused of Section 14 (2) of the Computer Crime Act. Under the account “Zen Wide”, Mr. Danai Usma published a post on 16 March 2020 that he saw no Covid-19 screening measures at the […]

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11/01/2565

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 […]

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15/03/2564

Human Rights Situation Report January 2021

With the continuation of COVID 19-related restrictions in January, the authorities have developed legal mechanism for limiting any possibility of public demonstration, and persecuting dissidents on grounds of public health and safety violations. The well-being and political rights of Thai citizens remain gravely unprotected as the abuse of the “lèse-majesté” law is intensified, leading to […]

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15/03/2564

2020: The Year of Protests, Ceiling Breaking, and Political Lawsuits

You don’t have to follow the politics so closely to know that 2020 was a significant year for Thai political history. A number of events considered “impressive” have taken place throughout the year, particularly in the second half of it. The ongoing protests by students and citizens, courageous expression of youth in school and online, […]

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12/01/2564

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

Statistics of Individuals charged with the Emergency Decree as a result of political gatherings (as of 28 September 2020)

Cases stemming from the violation of the Emergency Decree as a result of political gatherings No. of cases: 21, No. of the alleged offenders: 73 (some of them face multiple charges) (From 26 March-28 September 2020) Case no. Date of incidence Province Offence resulted from Name/no. of accused Police station of jurisdiction Case status 1 […]

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10/11/2563

Before 14 October: Overview of harassment of individuals by authorities following Free Youth’s protest (Statistics of 18 July to 10 October 2020)

#StopHarassingPeople is listed as one of the three demands declared during a pro-democracy group Free Youth’s first protest at the Democracy Monument on 18 July 2020. Three months later, with now more than a hundred protests, including those organized by students, throughout Thailand – not only the call remains unfulfilled, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights […]

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10/11/2563
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