Letter From Bung-Bai Por, on hunger strike in Central Women’s Prison after Fifth Denial of Bail

On the 90th anniversary of the transformation from absolute to constitutional monarchy on 24 June 1932, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights shared a letter written by Bung and Bai Por. They are both being detained in the Central Women’s Correctional Institution in Bangkok without bail after being accused of lese majeste/violation of Article 112 after […]

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28/06/2565

Human Rights Situation Report May 2022: At least 1,813 individuals in 1,074 cases prosecuted

In May 2022, the number of politically related prosecutions increased only slightly. Most of these prosecutions are related to the royal defamation offence under Section 112 of the Criminal Code, which continues to be consistently used as the main allegation against activists and social media users. Issues related to the right to bail and the […]

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21/06/2565

Joint Press Release: Number of individuals charged with lèse-majesté passes 200

(Bangkok, Paris) The number of individuals charged with royal defamation has passed 200 in just over 18 months, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) said on 17 June 2022. Arrests, detentions, and prosecutions under Article 112 of Thailand’s Criminal Code (lèse-majesté) have mainly targeted pro-democratic activists and protesters […]

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20/06/2565

Wanchalearm Satsaksit Remains Missing as UN Body Begins Review of Enforced Disappearances in Cambodia

April 4, 2022 – We, the undersigned organisations, remain deeply concerned about Cambodia’s failure to conduct a thorough, independent, transparent, and effective investigation into the suspected enforced disappearance of Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit and the resulting impunity. As the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) prepares for a preliminary review of the situation of enforced […]

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04/04/2565

Translation of Thailand Constitutional Court ruling No. 19/2564: the speeches of pro-democracy activists overthrow the monarchy

On the occasion of 2021 Constitution Day in Thailand and International Human Rights Day. Constitutional Court Ruling: A Selection of Documents in the Justice in Translation Justice in Southeast Asia Lab at Center for Southeast Asian Studies UW-Madison CSEAS – New presented the translation of Constitutional Court Ruling No. 19/2564: A Selection of Documents in […]

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10/12/2564

Number of persons held in custody at Border Patrol Police Region 1 – The Narcotic Suppression Bureau from participating in political assemblies

There has been a slew of persons relentlessly being taken to and detained at the Border Patrol Police Region 1 in Pathumthani Province as a result of their participation in political assemblies in Bangkok. According to the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), from 13 October 2020 to 3 August 2021, at least 335 individuals […]

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24/08/2564

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

Drop charges against people and guarantee their rights to access justice

During the first outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, protestors continued to stage political rallies demanding the Prime Minister’s resignation, a new constitution, and monarchical reforms in defiance of the nationwide state of emergency. In response, state authorities have pursued legal actions against a number of people who exercised their freedom of assembly. According […]

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19/02/2564

The Court of Appeal denied a request to release 4 protest leaders, citing their speeches have tarnished the reputation of the monarchy, despite the lack of final verdict

On 15 February 2021 at 16.30 approximate, The Criminal Court read the order of the Court of Appeal to deny bail requests of 4 protest leaders of the “Ratsadon Group”, which is in accordance to the Court of First Instance. After 11 February 2021, the lawyer filed an appeal against the Court’s order denying bail […]

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19/02/2564
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