4 Aug 2021
17 international human rights organizations denounced the Thai government’s newly announced Regulation No. 29, which empowers the authorities to censor online expression, and investigate and prosecute individuals responsible for communications that may “instigate fear”. The Regulation is the government’s latest attack on the right to freedom of expression and information in Thailand.
3 Aug 2021
media agencies and a civil society group filed a complaint against Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha as the Prime Minister and head of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) over the 29th order under the Emergency Decree banning distribution of information causing public fear or misinformation.
31 Jul 2021
A recent governmental decree banning the distribution of “fake news” has left local media associations and a legal watchdog concerned that the effort will limit public internet access.
30 Jul 2021
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha issued on Thursday (29 July) a new order under the Emergency Decree banning distribution of information causing public fear or misinformation.
22 Jul 2021
Under the disease control measures announced on 27 June 2021, construction workers are not permitted to leave their camps after several Covid-19 clusters were found in them and are now left with very little assistance from the government.
13 Jul 2021
As Thai authorities imposed strict virus prevention measures in Bangkok and nine provinces from Monday, Amnesty International calls on authorities to use these restrictions solely to address worsening rates of Covid-19 infection and not to arbitrarily or disproportionately penalise individuals for peacefully exercising their rights.
13 Jul 2021
Beside curfews and lockdowns in many locations, the 27th regulation under the Emergency Decree also imposes a 2-year jail sentence and/or a fine of up to 40,000 baht for anyone who spreads information or news that causes public fear or affects national security.
10 Jul 2021
New disease control measures have been announced for Bangkok and the surrounding five provinces, along with four provinces in the Deep South, including including a curfew between 21.00 – 4.00 and a ban on gatherings of 5 or more people, which will be implemented as of Monday (12 July).
28 May 2021
The Khon Kaen Provincial Court has accepted a lèse-majesté case filed against Tiwagorn Withiton, a Facebook user whose picture wearing a shirt printed with “I lost faith in the monarchy” went viral in 2020.
20 May 2021
The mother of student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul has received a police summons on a charge under the Emergency Decree, after she joined a protest demanding her daughter’s release.
9 Apr 2021
As Covid-19 infections spread in pubs and bars, 9 people who gave speeches at the 27 March protest at Ratchaprasong intersection have been charged with violating the Emergency Decree.
30 Mar 2021
In the morning and evening of 14 March, protesters at the ‘Through the Sky Village’ set up near Government House were rounded up with no warrants shown. The Prime Minister denied any connection with the group photo of the new cabinet.