Public Statement to condemn the biased and inadequate public consultation of the Draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations B.E….by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security designated pursuant to the cabinet resolution on 4 January 2022 to be in charge of the Draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations B.E….prepared by the Office of Council of State with approval from the cabinet. This involved undertaking a public consultation and public assessment of […]

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07/04/2565

10 Reasons why we should oppose the Draft Act on the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organizations

On 23 February 2021, the Cabinet passed a resolution approving the Draft Act on the Operations of Not-for-Profit Organizations, developed by the Office of the Council of State, and assigning the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security to hold public hearings for it. The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security is currently allowing […]

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04/04/2565

Trial observation: the next step of Thailand to guarantee children’s rights in justice system from exercising their freedom of expression and assembly

During 2020 to 2021, children whose age below 18 years old participated in many rallies to call for rights, freedom, and democracy within Thai society. In response, the Thai government obstructed children’s freedom of expression and assembly by various means, for instance intimidating in their private space and during an assembly by the authorities, obstructing […]

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01/04/2565

The Thai Government fails to address international concern over key human rights issues at UN-backed review

Bangkok, Paris, 17 march 2022. The Thai government failed to address international concerns by refusing to accept key human rights recommendations that Thailand received during its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organizations Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw), Manushya Foundation, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), […]

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18/03/2565

Closed door trial ordered by the Nonthaburi Provincial Court for order-good moral of the people, cited by public prosecutor, in a Section 112 case of taking and throwing the King Rama X’s picture frame into the canal.

21 February 2022, the Nonthaburi Provincial Court scheduled Siraphat Deeswat, a 35-year-old Nonthaburi resident who was prosecuted with Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code, to a plead and review of the evidence. Siraphat was accused of taking the King Rama X’s portrait with the frame from the front of Prachacheun Village and throw the […]

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08/03/2565

Political detainees held in detention during investigation or pending trial in mid-2021

Between August 2021 and 5 March 2022, at least 29 individuals were detained during police investigation or pending trial which stemmed from their exercise of the right to political assembly and expression. Name, date of temporary release, and duration of detention Chitipat was granted bail on 23 November 2021 with conditions, including wearing electronic monitoring […]

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08/03/2565

Penguin-Arnon-Rung-Mike motioned for issuance of subpoena duces tecum – the Ministry of Finance’s complaint against King Rama VII – the Crown Property Bureau – King Rama X’s travel document – to defend in 19Sep.Rally trial.

During 21 – 22 February 2022, the lawyer, who was legally authorized by Parit Chiwarak, Arnon Nampha, Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, and Panupong Jadnok, submitted requests inquiring for documents to 5 agencies which are the Civil Court, the Appeal Court, the Crown Property Bureau, the Immigration Bureau, and the Thai Airways International Public Company Limited. The inquired […]

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07/03/2565

“Arnon” determined to fight his legal ethics examination from prison, Apiwat Khanthong had filed against him on monarchy reform speech

On 3 February 2022, the Lawyers Council under the Royal Patronage scheduled a legal ethics examination for Arnon Nampa. The examination came as a result of his speech on the monarchy reform at a 3 August 2020 rally at the Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Road. Today, Ratsada Manuratsada — Arnon’s attorney — attended the examination […]

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21/02/2565

The verdict of Jarat’s case involving a post criticizing the Sufficiency Economy. Court acquitted him of the Section 112 charge, but sentenced him to 2-year jail term for Section 14 (1) of the CCA.

On 30 November 2021 9 AM, the Chanthaburi Provincial Court read the verdict of “Jarat (last name undisclosed)”, a 19-year-old freshman student at a university in Chanthaburi province accused of Section 112 of the Penal Code and Section 14 of the CCA for posting a comment criticizing the Sufficiency Economy in “Chanthaburi Page” Facebook group. […]

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