arbitrary arrest

29 Apr 2021
The Criminal Court has once again denied bail for 7 activists detained on royal defamation charges under Section 112, one of whom is Parit Chiwarak, whose health is reported to be rapidly declining due to his hunger strike.
24 Apr 2021
A police officer allegedly involved in the arrest of Prachatai reporter Kitti Pantapak during the crackdown on the 16 October 2020 Pathumwan intersection protest has claimed that he arrested Kitti because Kitti violated police orders by coming close to police lines, and that he was not able to distinguish Kitti from the protesters.
16 Apr 2021
Mongkhon Thirakot, who was arrested on Wednesday (14 April) on charges under the lèse majesté law and the Computer Crimes Act while on a hunger strike in front of the Criminal Court in Bangkok, has been granted bail after two days in detention.
15 Apr 2021
A man who has been on hunger strike in front of the Criminal Court for the past three days to demand the release of detained activists has been arrested on charges under the lèse majesté law and the Computer Crimes Act.
7 Mar 2021
As protests in Thailand begin to intensify again, authorities must urgently de-escalate their current heavy-handed approach and stop trampling the human rights of peaceful protesters, said Amnesty International on Saturday (6 March). 
3 Mar 2021
A 16-year-old protester arrested during the night of 28 February speaks out about his arrest and assault by riot police. 
31 Dec 2020
On 31 December, the volunteer protest guard group We Volunteer (WeVo) were organising a shrimp sale at Sanam Luang when they were surrounded by police officers, who arrested 12 members of the group, including group leader Piyarat “Toto” Chongtep. 
15 Dec 2020
387 journalists worldwide are currently detained in connection their work, while 54 are held hostage and 4 are missing, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF)’s 2020 round-up report on abusive treatment of journalists.
19 Oct 2020
By 18 October, 81 protestors, activists, guards, students and truck drivers have been arrested in connection with pro-democracy protests, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR).  Protesters raising postesr rallying for releasing of people who were arrested and put in detention. Those in the posters are Jatupat Boonpattararaksa and Parit Chiwarak.
27 May 2020
The cabinet decided on Tuesday afternoon (26 May) to extend the State of Emergency to the end of June, while civil society organizations have called for the Emergency Decree to be lifted, raising concerns about abuse of power in situations unrelated to the pandemic.
7 Sep 2018
The authorities have arrested two women for possessing pro-republic t-shirts. One of them has already been released while the other is detained incommunicado.  On 6 September 2018, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported that Bangkok authorities that morning arrested Surangkhanang (pseudonym) and her daughter, 11. According to Surangkhanang’s niece, over 10 officials, including four soldiers, about 5 men in black and female officials, emerged from a grey van and arrested the two after they came back from the market.
5 Jan 2018
Security officers detained 20 people of Banang Sata District of the Deep Southern Province of Yala, Wartani, a local media based in Pattani, reported at 3 pm on 4 January 2018. The 20 were taken to the 41st Military Ranger Division in Raman District of Yala.

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