A statistical profile of minors charged for political expression and protest, 2020-2022

*Last updated on 16 September 2022 According to TLHR database on Juvenile prosecution (from 2020 onwards), at least 283 youths from 211 cases have been prosecuted for political expression and protest. After the phenomenon of continuous leaderless protest from 2nd August 2021 to the end of October 2021 at Din Daeng Triangle, the youth activist […]

TLHR

16/09/2565

The Number of Prosecutions under “Lèse Majesté” in 2020-2022

The number of prosecutions under “Lèse Majesté” from 24 November 2020 – 20 June 2022 *Last edited 16 September 2022 On 19 November 2020, General Prayut Chan-o-cha issued a statement regarding the political situation by declaring that it was necessary to increase intensified suppressing measure by enforcing every law and section against protesters who violate […]

TLHR

08/11/2564

Thailand: Arbitrary detention of pro-democracy activist Benja Apan

The Observatory has been informed about the arbitrary detention and ongoing judicial harassment of Ms. Benja Apan, a student and pro-democracy activist with the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration (UFTD) [1], on lèse-majesté charges in relation with the August 10, 2021 pro-democracy protest. On October 7, 2021, Benja Apan was arrested at the Lumpini Police Station, […]

TLHR

13/10/2564

Statement: One year later, no credible investigation into the enforced disappearance of Wanchalearm Satsaksit

(Bangkok, Paris, Phnom Penh) On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, our organizations reiterate our call on the government of Cambodia to determine his fate or whereabouts and deliver justice to his family. We also call on Thai authorities to fully cooperate with their Cambodian counterparts […]

TLHR

04/06/2564

4 Things You Should Know in “Wanchalerm” Case Before Sitanan’s Meeting with the Investigating Judge in Phnom Penh

It has been almost six months since Wanchalearm ‘Tar’ Satsaksit, a pro-democracy and LGBT rights activist and political exile in Cambodia, disappeared near Mekong Garden Apartment, his residence on the Mekong riverbank in Chroy Changva District, Phnom Penh, on 4 July 2020. Sitanan Satsaksit, Tar’s elder sister, has finally arrived in Cambodia after almost half-a-year […]

TLHR

04/12/2563

A Month after October 14: three times increases of public assembly cases, 175 people prosecuted and charged with Section 116-the Emergency Decree

Since 13-14 October 2020, the demonstration of “the People’s Party 2020” has become more intense along with the greater level of “suppression” by the government officials including the mass arrest since 13 Oct: the declaration of severe state of emergency, the detention of protest leaders for longer than 2 weeks, and the ceaseless issuance of […]

TLHR

25/11/2563

TLHR Overall Situation in October 2020

Summary In October 2020, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) documented 54 cases and incidents of human rights violations in central and southern Thailand – Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Samutprakan, Chonburi, Saraburi, and related to Nakhon Si Thammarat and Pattani. These include 5 cases of arbitrary detention, 6 cases of restriction of freedom of expression, […]

TLHR

20/11/2563

Statistics of Individuals charged with the Emergency Decree as a result of political gatherings (as of 28 September 2020)

Cases stemming from the violation of the Emergency Decree as a result of political gatherings No. of cases: 21, No. of the alleged offenders: 73 (some of them face multiple charges) (From 26 March-28 September 2020) Case no. Date of incidence Province Offence resulted from Name/no. of accused Police station of jurisdiction Case status 1 […]

TLHR

10/11/2563

Before 14 October: Overview of harassment of individuals by authorities following Free Youth’s protest (Statistics of 18 July to 10 October 2020)

#StopHarassingPeople is listed as one of the three demands declared during a pro-democracy group Free Youth’s first protest at the Democracy Monument on 18 July 2020. Three months later, with now more than a hundred protests, including those organized by students, throughout Thailand – not only the call remains unfulfilled, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights […]

TLHR

10/11/2563

Public Statement on “The Declaration of Severe State of Emergency and Crackdown on Protests”

On October 15, 2020, General Prayut Chan-ocha’s have declared a severe state of emergency in Bangkok claiming that “a number of groups have solicited, incited, and acted to organize a public assembly in violation of the Public Assembly Act” in Bangkok. Through various means and channels, the rally has made to create chaos, disruption and […]

TLHR

15/10/2563

Students making three-finger salute wearing white bows led to 103 reports of harassment in 3 days

After the rally by the “Free Youth” group at the Democracy Monument on 16 August 2020, the political situation has continued to be heated as students in many schools all over the country have expressed their political opinions, notably by performing the three-finger salute during the national anthem, wearing white bows against dictatorship, and showing […]

TLHR

25/08/2563
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