Computer Crimes Act

15 Oct 2022
Three people were sentenced to 1 year in prison on Wednesday (12 October) for sharing a Facebook post criticizing the government’s alleged decision to buy a new satellite.
26 Sep 2022
A 23-year-old trans woman has been sentenced to 4 years in prison on a royal defamation charge for sharing a Facebook post criticizing the Thai royal family’s public relations campaigns, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) said today (26 September). 
22 Aug 2022
A man who was arrested in November 2021 and accused of hacking the Constitutional Court websitre and renaming it “Kangaroo Court” has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for violation of the Computer Crimes Act.
28 Jul 2022
A factory worker has been sentenced to 6 years in prison on charges of royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act over two of 7 Facebook posts made in late 2020 – early 2021.
22 Apr 2022
Three members of the monarchy reform activist group Thaluwang were arrested earlier today (22 April) on charges of royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act.
13 Apr 2022
Yukti Mukdawijitra, lecturer at Thammasat University’s Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology, has been charged with royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act over a post he made on Twitter in May 2021.
3 Dec 2021
A Facebook user from Phitsanulok was arrested on Thursday (2 December) on a royal defamation charge, after she posted a picture of King Vajiralongkorn changing the seasonal decoration of the Emerald Buddha, edited so that the Buddha is wearing a dress.
26 Nov 2021
The Criminal Court ruled on Thursday (25 November 2021) to dismiss the charge against Danai Usama, a graffiti artist from Phuket, who was charged with violation of the Computer Crimes Act for posting that he encountered no Covid-19 screening at Suvarnabhumi Airport after returning from Spain in March 2020.
26 Nov 2021
A student at Prince of Songkla University’s Hat Yai campus has been arrested on a royal defamation charge while receiving a Covid-19 vaccine at the university’s vaccination centre.
18 Nov 2021
A man was arrested on Sunday (14 November) in Ubon Ratchathani and accused of hacking the Constitutional Court website following the Court’s ruling that speeches made by several protest leaders and subsequent calls for monarchy reform are treasonous.
22 Sep 2021
Student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul was arrested on Wednesday (22 September) and charged with sedition due to her involvement with the Facebook page of the student activist group United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration (UFTD).
17 Sep 2021
On Friday morning (17 September), police officers raided the house of members of the student activist group United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration (UFTD), confiscating mobile phones and computers and arresting one person.

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