arbitrary detention

14 Jan 2022
Student activist Benja Apan was granted bail today (14 December) by the South Bangkok Criminal Court after spending 99 days in prison and having been previously repeatedly denied bail.
30 Dec 2021
In a statement issued on Monday (27 December), the lawyer of activists Parit Chiwarak, Panupong Jadnok, Anon Nampa, and Jatupat Boonpattararaksa announced that his clients will not be filing another bail request, having been denied bail again last Friday (24 December).
29 Dec 2021
Thai authorities should immediately release lèse-majesté detainee Anchan Preelerd, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) urged.
27 Dec 2021
Activists and protesters gathered in front of the Bangkok Remand Prison on Sunday evening (26 December) to celebrate student activist Panupong Jadnok’s birthday, after he was denied bail along with 3 other activists last Friday (24 December).
27 Dec 2021
Saw Lin Htet, an ethnic Karen student from Myanmar currently studying at Mahidol University, has been sentenced by a court in Kayin State to 2 years in prison with hard labour after he was arrested in Myanmar in March 2021. Saw Lin Htet during an anti-coup protest
20 Nov 2021
Amnesty International has launched its 20th Write for Rights campaign, which includes a call for justice for Thai student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, currently detained pending trial on royal defamation charges.
2 Sep 2021
A family member of detained activist Thatchapong or Chatchai Kaedam, who recently tested positive for Covid-19, said that his condition has not improved, and his family and lawyer were not able to speak to his doctor or obtain information on his condition.
12 Aug 2021
Lawyers are not being allowed to meet with activist Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpattararaksa, who has been detained since Monday (9 August), claiming Covid-19 quarantine measures prevent it.
10 Aug 2021
The Criminal Court has revoked bail for activist Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak on charges relating to the 19 September 2020 protest, while the Thanyaburi Provincial Court denied him and 8 other activists bail on charges relating to the 2 August 2021 protest.
10 Aug 2021
Nine activists have been arrested on charges relating to a protest in front of the Border Patrol Police Region 1 headquarters on 2 August 2021 to demand the release of 32 detained activists.
5 Aug 2021
Prasong Khotsongkhram, who was arrested on 8 July and detained on royal defamation charges, has been granted bail after spending 27 days in prison.
8 Jul 2021
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) FIDH and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) have petitioned the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention for the release of 65-year-old Anchan Preelerd, who is currently serving the longest prison sentence ever imposed in a lèse majesté case and is current held at the Central Women’s Correctional Institution in Bangkok.

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