25 Nov 2020
Thai authorities must refrain from prosecuting individuals involved in the ongoing pro-democracy protests under Article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code (lèse-majesté), FIDH urged today (25 November).
25 Sep 2020
Several police complaints have been filed against the leaders and a supporter of the 19 September protest, including a lèse majesté complaint.
5 Aug 2020
Apiwat Kantong, vice minister of the Office of the Prime Minister, filed a complaint today (5 August) against human rights lawyer Anon Nampa accusing him of defaming the monarchy in his speech at the Harry Potter-themed protest on Monday (3 August), during which he called for monarchy reform and open criticism of the crown.
16 Jun 2020
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has claimed that HM the King asked for no prosecutions under Article 112 of the Criminal Code. However, other laws and extra-legal means have been used to stop anti-monarchy speech.
15 Apr 2020
Nathee (family name withheld), who was on bail pending an appeal against a conviction for expressing opinions about King Rama IX on Facebook, was found dead in a canal on 13 April after succeeding in his third suicide attempt. Doctors and his father testified that he was mentally ill, but this was still not enough to escape conviction.
21 Nov 2019
Part 2 of an article by Atchara Rakyutidharm on how the state creates a climate of fear through the use of Article 112.
21 Nov 2019
Part 1 of an article by Atchara Rakyutidharm on how the state creates a climate of fear through the use of Article 112.
21 Jul 2019
Tom Dundee, or Thanat Thanavacharanon, was released from Bangkok Remand Prison at dawn on 17 July 2019. The singer had served 5 years for lèse majesté.
11 Jun 2019
The Bangkok Military Court has allowed long-time lèse-majesté detainee Siraphop Kornaroot to be released on bail, said Thai Lawyers for Human Rights. He was released at 19.30 today (11 June).
7 Jun 2019
Bangkok, Paris, 7 June 2019: Thai authorities must immediately release lèse-majesté detainee Siraphop Kornaroot, in accordance with a ruling made recently by a United Nations (UN) body, FIDH and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) urged today.
13 Feb 2019
With the end of Ubolratana Mahidol’s candidacy and rumours of an impending coup, a Somsak Jeamteerasakul nostalgia movement has surfaced on the internet.