freedom of assembly
4 Nov 2021
Student activists Benja Apan and Nutchanon Pairoj have been sentenced to jail on contempt of court charges stemming from a protest at the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court on 29 April 2021 to demand the release of detained activists.
3 Nov 2021
On Monday, 1 November, student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul and representatives from Amnesty International Thailand submitted a petition to the prime minister to demand the release of detained activists and an end to the prosecution of protesters.
30 Oct 2021
Student activists Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul and Seksit Yaemsanguansak filed a lawsuit with the Civil Court on Friday, 29 October, against the Prime Minister and the military commander-in-chief to repeal emergency decree order 15 on the grounds that the ban on public gatherings unlawfully limits people’s rights and freedoms.
5 Oct 2021
Three activists filed a complaint with the Civil Court today (5 October) against the Prime Minister and military commander-in-chief, asking the Court to repeal the 15th order under the Emergency Decree, which bans public gatherings, on the grounds that the order is a violation of basic rights and freedoms.
1 Oct 2021
Student activist Patsaravalee Tanakitvibulpon has been indicted on a royal defamation charge related to a speech she gave at a protest on 24 March 2021, in which she said that the monarchy must reform itself in order to survive.
1 Sep 2021
At least 260 protesters have been arrested during pro-democracy protests in August 2021, 70 of whom are minors, say Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR).
30 Aug 2021
Thailand should respect, protect and fulfil the right of its people to peaceful assembly and expression, and must immediately end the use of disproportionate and unnecessary force against protesters, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Human Rights Lawyers Alliance (HRLA).
7 Aug 2021
Two reporters have filed a lawsuit against the Royal Thai Police, after they were injured with rubber bullets while covering the 18 July 2021 protest.
4 Aug 2021
The use of force to crack down on protests and arrests of protesters show that the state wants to suppress dissenters and create a climate of fears, says Amnesty International, who calls for the repeal of the Emergency Decree.
23 Jul 2021
The public prosecutor decided today (22 July) to indict 13 protesters facing lèse majesté and sedition charges for their involvement in the 26 October 2020 protest in front of the German Embassy in Bangkok.
19 Jul 2021
Protesters marching to Government House on Sunday (18 July) to demand better Covid-19 vaccination and assistance programmes were met with water cannon and crowd control police armed with tear gas and rubber bullets.
2 Jul 2021
Thai authorities have repeatedly deployed reckless and violent tactics to quell the country’s burgeoning youth protest movement including beating demonstrators, firing chemicals from water cannons and shooting rubber bullets at close range, new research from Amnesty International reveals today.