arbitrary detention

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. 
20 Apr 2021
Saw Lin Htet, an ethnic Karen student from Myanmar currently studying at Mahidol University, has been arrested in Myanmar after joining an anti-coup protest while conducting research, and has not been heard from since.   
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.
8 Apr 2021
Scholars At Risk (SAR) called on the Thai authorities for the immediate release of three detained students activists and for all charges against them to be dropped. 
8 Apr 2021
Phonphimon (last name withheld), a 22-year-old online vendor from Chiang Mai, faces a royal defamation charge and a charge under the Computer Crimes Act for a Facebook post made in October 2020 and is currently still in detention.

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