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Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)

established on 24th May 2014, two days following the coup in 2014, by a group of human rights lawyers and social activists. Initially as an ad-hoc organization, TLHR aimed to provide legal and litigation assistance to individuals who had been summoned, arrested, and detained by the military as a result of the 2014 coup.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, […]

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13/10/2564

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