Emergency Decree

29 Aug 2020
63 people are facing charges under the Emergency Decree for participating in anti-government demonstrations, despite the authorities’ claim that the Decree is being extended in order to control the spread of Covid-19, says Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR).
25 Aug 2020
Second arrest of student activist Panupong "Mike" Jadnok "reveals the Thai authority’s attempts to suppress the exercise of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly," says Amnesty International. 
9 Aug 2020
Anon Nampa and Panupong Jadnok, two pro-democracy activists who were arrested on Friday (7 August), have been released on bail on the condition that they do not repeat the actions of which they were accused. 
7 Aug 2020
Human rights lawyer Anon Nampa and student activist Panupong Jadnok are now under arrest on sedition charges under Section 116 of the Criminal Code and for violating the Emergency Decree after they took part in the mass protest on 18 July.  
23 Jul 2020
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has proposed to extend the State of Emergency for yet another month, but will no longer ban public gatherings.
10 Jul 2020
From a subway station to a court then a police station, the People GO Network led a public march on 9 July, filed a lawsuit, hosted a parade and accompanied four activists to answer summonses for violating the Emergency Decree.
9 Jul 2020
The Student Union of Thailand (SUT) has organized an act of civil disobedience in front of Pathumwan Police Station to oppose the fourth month of the state of emergency. The Union also called for an end to state harassment of dissidents.
1 Jul 2020
2 Student Union of Thailand members, in an act of civil disobedience against the Emergency Decree, have torn up their summons a police station.
1 Jul 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: state of emergency extension  
1 Jul 2020
The cabinet decided today (30 June) to extend the State of Emergency to the end of July, even though Thailand has now gone over a month without any cases of local transmission of Covid-19. 
30 Jun 2020
Emergency measures adopted to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have been repeatedly used by Thai authorities to target government critics and peaceful protesters, said ARTICLE 19.
26 Jun 2020
The 24 June 1932 democratic revolution has gained wide public attention on its 88th anniversary. State reaction to the people’s movement celebrating the revolution is based on suspicion and threats, while the military glorify the rebels who tried by force to reinstate the monarchy.

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