“Eia” A 12-year-old child who is a favorite among protestors and faces up to four years in prison

Series: YOUNG มีหวัง Seventeen years – the age of “Thanakon,” the first youth charged with violation of Article 116 of the Criminal Code and “Sainam,” the first youth charged with violation of Article 112 (lèse-majesté) of the Criminal Code. Sixteen years – the age of “Nat,” the youth who experienced the longest period of detention […]

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25/08/2565

“Pink”, a 13-year-old girl, who is considered a national security threat for wanting to see an equal and just society.

During a mid-afternoon in late April, a young girl in a bright yellow shirt and a black denim skirt was half walking half running in a small alley that was branching away from the bustling street of Lat Phrao.  On the outside looking in, people might have thought she was having the time of her […]

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16/08/2565

A Fight to declare “We are not Alone.” A Talk with “Mimi” Nitchakarn, a Young Political Activist

“Mimi” is a 18-year-old feminist activist who is passionate about advocating for gender diversity. Since 2020, she has been participating in political demonstrations related to various socio-political issues. She has been charged with 6 political charges during her journey of activism. While participating in political activities, she has slowly discovered her passion. “Jai Foo” (Rising […]

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09/08/2565

From Pai to Tantawan: A review of 18 Ratsadon activists on “hunger strike” to protest-demand-oppose for the return of justice from government and judiciary

Since the May 2014 coup, at least 18 activists and civilians have chosen “hunger strike” as a method of protest to call for justice from the government and the justice system, especially with the purpose to demand the right to bail.  In this wave of movement, the “hunger strike” tactic first started in 2016 with […]

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10/06/2565

Lèse-majesté indictment order against ‘Arnon’ for his speech at Harry Potter-themed protest, before Criminal Court’s bail denial

On 14 July 2021, the prosecutor at the Attorney-General’s Office (The Attorney-General’s Office, Department of Criminal Litigation 7) issued an indictment decision against Arnon Nampa, a pro-democracy prominent activist, accused of lèse-majesté (royal defamation) and sedition-like offence under Section 112 and 116 of the Criminal Code, respectively, and multiple offences under the Computer Crime Act, […]

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20/09/2564

Thailand: Arbitrary detention of eight pro-democracy activists

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Thailand. The Observatory has been informed about the arbitrary detention and ongoing judicial harassment of eight pro-democracy activists, namely: Anon Nampa, prominent human rights lawyer; Parit Chiwarak, Nutchanon Pairoj, Sirichai […]

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13/08/2564

Human Rights Situation Report May 2021

Human rights situation amidst the Covid-19 pandemic    Covid-19 infection broke out in the Bang Kwang Central Prison. The Department of  Corrections initially refused to disclose the information. Meanwhile, the Emergency  Decree charges continue to be used against public assemblies. On 27 May 2021, the government has approved the nationwide extension of the emergency  situation […]

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11/06/2564

Lawyers in the 19 September case petitioned the Criminal Court’s chief judge to investigate and review its measures and ensure a transparent and fair trial

On 22 April 2021, at 10:00 am, 21 lawyers from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) and its network filed a petition to the Chief Justice of the Criminal Court concerning the challenges and obstacles they have faced while providing legal assistance for political activists from the “Ratsadon” group. The petition is linked to the […]

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05/05/2564
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