Public Statement: The Revenue Department used as a political tool to discriminate against CSOs

While the Government of General Prayut Chan-ocha is making an effort to introduce a law to empower the state to control and restrict independence of civil society organizations which operate for community and social development without seeking profits, there has been an order from the government for the Revenue Department to conduct tax audits on […]

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14/03/2565

Revenue officers used as a tool to harass civil society, tax audits requested, but questioning made to dig up detail of operation and employment

Translated from iLaw https://ilaw.or.th/node/6084 On 11 February 2022 at 13.00, representatives from civil society organizations conducted a press conference about the attempt to conduct tax audits on various CSOs working for human rights and being critical of the current administration. Such inquiry is viewed as an attempt to scrutinize and was made within and outside […]

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14/03/2565

A report of Covid-19 situation in the prison, 30 political prisoners are found to have tested positive for Covid-19 amidst shoddy access to treatment

Throughout nearly the past two years, Thailand has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic -19 currently in its fifth wave which was made possible by the new variant that can even break through fully vaccinated persons. Amidst the outbreak whose end is not in sight, the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) would like to […]

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27/01/2565

Nationwide Car Mob Cases Summarized: At Least 244 People Accused in 96 Cases

Even though the car mob activities, a form of political expression to demand Prayuth Chan-ocha’s resignation, have reduced in force this month, they have become an important alternative to political protest amidst the Covid-19 pandemic in the past three and a half months totaling more than a hundred events all over the country. Nevertheless, the […]

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09/11/2564

Correction authorities should ensure an adequate and safe visitation & timely and private access for lawyers

On 28 October 2021, human rights organizations together with family members and former political prisoners met with the deputy director of the Department of Corrections to discuss the policy guideline regarding prisoner visitation for family members, trusted persons, and lawyers during Covid-19. The meeting was joined by representatives from the Cross Cultural Foundation, Amnesty International […]

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02/11/2564

Interview: Voices of ‘Joseph’ who cut himself in courtroom, calling for #ReleaseOurFriends

On 11 October 2021 at the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court, 9:00 am, the court had an appointment to examine the evidence in the case of the #Mob26Oct rallies in front of the German embassy on 26 October 2020.  At courtroom 503, after the lawyer waited for 4 hours, the judge gave the reason for being […]

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29/10/2564

7 Weapons Riot Police Use to Disperse Protests in August – September

The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights has observed that authorities have employed 7 different kinds of weapons to disperse protests throughout August and September, as follows. 1. Water Cannon, or commonly called Jino, is a high-pressure water canon vehicle used to control public assemblies. It was employed for the first time in a protest in […]

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19/10/2564

Lawyer’s Notes from Prison Visit: ‘Penguin’, the solidarity and his gleaming hope

Even though ‘Mike’ Panupong Jadnok, ‘Boy’ Chatchai Kaedam, ‘Fah’ Promsorn Viradhammajair, Nutchanon Pairoj, and ‘Penguin’ Parit Chiwarak were temporarily released on the 15th September 2021 from the #2AugustProtest case, Penguin is still being detained at the Thanyaburi district prison from the case of #19SeptemberProtest.  Today, we started the conversation with Penguin asking about his well-being. […]

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11/10/2564

When Justice System is not a Safe Space: Stories of Gender-Based Harassment and Discrimination

One of the key milestones of the political movement since 2020 is the active participation of women and LGBTIQ+ groups, who have been taking up a leading role within the movement. The statistics of people politically accused since January this year show that at least 293 protest leaders or general citizens (including youths) facing lawsuits […]

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05/10/2564

Lawyer’s Notes from Prison Visit: The Cambodian Homeless Woman Arrested from #11SepProtest

On 17 September 2021, lawyer travelled to the Central Women’s Correctional Institution to visit “Mrs. Huad” (alias), a 53-year-old homeless woman of Cambodian nationality who was arrested at the 11 September protest in Din Daeng. She insisted that she merely came out to find food, and not to take part in the protest. On the […]

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30/09/2564

Thalugaz Protests: Lawyers’ Reflection of the “New Low” on Children’s Rights under Arrests

Khumklao SongsomboonHuman Rights Lawyer, Thai Lawyer for Human Rights It has been almost a month where the “Din Daeng Triangle” in the middle of Bangkok has become the gathering point of many children and young people whose political expressions differ from other previous protests. They are not the intellectual ones who always debate about democracy, […]

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19/09/2564
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