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Statistics of Emergency Decree Violation Cases Acquitted and Dismissed by the Prosecutors & Court

The charge of violating the Emergency Decree announced in 2005 has been currently in use to prosecute political activists preventing protests, rallies, and demonstrations from taking place  in crowded areas in which turmoil can occur.  Since 2020, it is a charge used as a tool to restrict the right to freedom of expression and the […]

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05/10/2565

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 […]

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16/09/2565

“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

BRIEFING: CHILDREN’S EXERCISE OF THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND ASSEMBLY IN THAILAND

On 20 September 2022, Amnesty International Thailand together with Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) organized a briefing on Children’s Exercise of the Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Thailand at The Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn. The participants include representatives from TLHR, Amnesty International Thailand, Foreign Embassies, OHCHR, UNICEF, Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection, […]

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30/09/2565

Keep an Eye on Court’s Judgment in Tiwagorn Case — Wearing a Shirt “I have lost faith in the monarchy”

On 29 September 2022, the Khon Kaen Provincial Court will deliver its judgment in the case involving Mr. Tiwagorn Withiton, a 46-year-old farmer from Khon Kaen, who was indicted by the prosecutor on the basis of Sections 112 (lèse-majesté) and 116(3) (sedition) and Section 14(3) of the Computer Crime Act for posting a photo of […]

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27/09/2565

Thailand’s first Juvenile “Mimi” who was charged for violating the Emergency Decree, acquitted of all charges, Juvenile court ruled.

On 22 September 2022, Thailand’s Juvenile and Family Court read the verdict of “Mimi” an 18-year-old activist. She was the first child charged with violating the Emergency Decree for her activism at the #25Oct20 protest at Ratchaprasong Intersection. “The defendant was only 16 years old at that time and was interested in the nation’s political situation, thus, […]

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23/09/2565

National Youth Day: Revisiting Recommendations about Child Protection from International Community to Thailand on the World Stage.

As 20 September 2022 is Thailand’s National Youth Day (วันเยาวชนแห่งชาติ), it is appropriate for us to revisit some of the commitments and promises Thailand has made (and refused to make) to the international community with regards to children’s rights. Thailand’s obligations vis-à-vis children under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the […]

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21/09/2565

The Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the Court of First Instance in Adisak’s contempt of court case involving the tapping of a warder’s shoulder, reasoning that the accused was defending his right to a fair trial.

On 6 September 2022 at 9.30 AM, Adisak Sombatkam, a former Future Forward Party MP and one of the defendants in the #19September protest case, along with his lawyer, travelled to the Court of Appeals to hear the verdict in his contempt of court case. Adisak was accused of rising from the bench in the […]

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19/09/2565

Jatuporn “New” Sae-Ung sentenced to three years in prison for mocking Queen Suthida, currently on temporary release with bail.

On 12 September 2022, the Bangkok South Criminal Court sentenced Ms. Jatuporn “New” Sae-Ung, a 26-year-old pro-democracy activist, to 3 years of imprisonment for the violation of  Section 112 and 1,500 baht fine for violating the Public Assembly Act. The lèse-majesté  law is one of Thailand’s strictest Criminal Code. The accusation made against Jatuporn was […]

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15/09/2565

Statistics of Emergency Decree Violation Cases Acquitted and Dismissed by the Prosecutors & Court

The charge of violating the Emergency Decree announced in 2005 has been currently in use to prosecute political activists preventing protests, rallies, and demonstrations from taking place  in crowded areas in which turmoil can occur.  Since 2020, it is a charge used as a tool to restrict the right to freedom of expression and the […]

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05/10/2565

August 2022: 1,853 people politically prosecuted in 1,120 cases

In August 2022, at least 29 individuals are still in detention during their political trials. Arrests under section 112, the lèse-majesté law of Thailand’s Strictest Criminal Code continue to occur periodically with the police usually seeking arrest warrants from the court immediately without issuing summons prior to making an arrest . Additionally, the court continued […]

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16/09/2565

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

“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

Thailand: Deteriorating health and arbitrary detention of two pro-democracy activists

On 7 July 2022, 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. Description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed of the deteriorating health of Natthanit Duangmusit, aka “Baipor”, and Netiporn Sanesangkhom, aka “Bung”, […]

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08/07/2565

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

Ruling of the People’s Court: Equal Marriage

Amidst the greater calls for gender diversity in Thailand, people, therefore, have expectation towards the Constitutional Court that it would voted to guarantee the diversity such as #EqualMarriage in Thailand. However, on 17 November 2021, the Constitutional Court ruled against marriage equality that section 1448 of the Civil and Commercial Code, stating that marriage is […]

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19/05/2565

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