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

At least 291 people have been monitored and intimidated by state authorities over the course of 2021.

Throughout 2021, in addition to the unprecedentedly high level of political prosecution, state authorities have continuously monitored and harassed citizens unlawfully without warrants. This has occurred so much to the point that it almost became “normal”. And, no one has been seriously keeping authorities’ use of power in check. This behavior by state officers was […]

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18/01/2565

UN body demands immediate release of woman jailed for record lèse-majesté sentence

(Bangkok, Paris) Thai authorities should immediately release lèse-majesté detainee Anchan Preelerd, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) urged in an opinion adopted on 17 November 2021 and issued on 20 December. Anchan, 65, is currently serving a prison sentence of 43 years and six months for violating Article 112 of the […]

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17/01/2565

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

The Constitutional Court read its ruling on 10 Nov., the case of Anon-Mike-Rung on whether their speeches overthrow the monarchy, without inquiry

On 10 November 2021, the Thai Constitutional Court read its ruling related to the speeches of Anon Nampa, Panupong Jadnok, and Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, which were made during the Harry Potter themed rally on 3 August 2020, and a rally at Thammasat University on 10 August 2020. The Court was to rule whether the speeches constituted […]

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18/11/2564

International concern mounts over key human rights issues at UN-backed review

(Bangkok, Paris) The Thai government should address international concerns by accepting and implementing key human rights recommendations that Thailand received during its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR), FIDH and its member organizations Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw), Manushya Foundation, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), and Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) said today. “Since the […]

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17/11/2564

A hearing of the Constitutional Court ruling on whether or not a speech given by Arnon-Panupong-Panusaya overthrew a regime, without any oral hearings.

On 10 November 2021 at 15.00 hrs., at a courtroom on the third floor, the Constitutional Court is to hear a ruling whether the speeches given by the three human rights defenders; Arnon Nampa, a human rights lawyer; Panupong Jadnok; Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul at the 3 and 10 August 2020 rallies are considered an attempt to […]

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03/11/2564

Bail revocation hearings of four human rights defenders prosecuted with Lèse-majesté

On 3 November 2021 at 9.00 hrs., the Criminal Court at Ratchadapisek road is to conduct  bail revocation hearings of four human rights defenders; Arnon Nampa, a human rights lawyer; Panupong Jadnok; Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, a university student activist leader; and Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan also known as Ammy The Bottom Blues, a singer and activist, in the […]

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02/11/2564
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