arbitrary detention

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.
7 May 2021
Student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, who has been detained pending trial on a royal defamation charge, has been granted bail, while Siraphop Phumphuengphut, another student activist, has been denied bail and detained pending trial.
1 May 2021
Sureerat Chiwarak, mother of detained student activist Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, shaved her head yesterday (30 April) to protest against the court’s decision to repeatedly deny bail for her son, whose health is reported to be rapidly declining after being on a hunger strike for the past 46 days.
28 Apr 2021
Student activist Wanwalee Thammasattaya has been detained pending trial on a royal defamation charge relating to a protest on 6 December 2020
24 Apr 2021
Four people currently facing royal defamation charges and detained pending trial have been granted bail: activists Jatupat Boonpattararaksa and Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, and two other people who were previously detained at prisons in Chiang Mai.
21 Apr 2021
Thai artists are joining the online campaign “#DrawTheJustice” to protest against the unfair judicial process and for political activists currently facing charges or detained pending trial to be granted justice.
21 Apr 2021
PEN International issued a statement on Tuesday (20 April) raising concerns about the Thai authorities' use of the royal defamation law against critics of the monarchy and call for the repeal of Section 112 and for all charges against the protesters to be immediately dropped. 

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