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10 Aug 2022
Amnesty International Thailand and other activists submitted today (10 August) a petition, signed by 4,701 people, to the Ministry of Justice to call for the authorities to drop charges against pro-democracy activists and to release and return the right to bail to political prisoners. 
5 Aug 2022
A 26-year-old woman was sentenced on 2 August to 6 years in prison for royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act for Facebook posts and comments made in late January 2021.
2 Aug 2022
An activist was arrested on Saturday night (30 July) and temporarily detained pending investigation on a royal defamation charge for speaking at a protest on 28 July to demand the release of detained activists.
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.
20 Jul 2022
Monarchy reform activists Nutthanit and Netiporn, who are being held in pre-trial detention on royal defamation charges, have once again been denied bail despite being hospitalized after collapsing during a witness examination hearing from severe pain and fatigue from their hunger strike.
14 Jul 2022
A list of activists and reporters being monitored by the police has been released, and it includes a Prachatai multimedia reporter and several other citizen journalists.
13 Jul 2022
From 9.00 – 17.00 for the past three days, activists and members of the public stood in front of the UN headquarters in Bangkok to protest against the denial of bail for detained activists and to demand that UN agencies pay attention to the Thai authorities’ violation of civil and political rights.
2 Jul 2022
A digital artist was arrested at her home on Thursday (30 June) on a royal defamation charge, after charges were filed against her for a portrait of King Vajiralongkorn published on Instagram in September 2021.
30 Jun 2022
Thanapol Eawsakul, editor-in-chief of the political academic publisher Same Sky Books, was arrested on Wednesday evening (29 June) on charges of procuring and sharing national secrets and violation of the Computer Crimes Act.
22 Jun 2022
Punyaphat (last name withheld), a 29-year-old man with a mental illness, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for posts he made in the Facebook group Royalist Marketplace about King Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida’s popularity and the King’s trips to Germany.
1 Jun 2022
Protesters from over 67 civil society organisations (CSOs), who have been demonstrating at Ratchadamnoen Road for the past 8 days, announced that they have met their immediate objective in communicating with society and pressuring the government to refrain from adopting a Draft Act on the Operations of Not-for-profit Organisations.
27 May 2022
The protest against the new NPO bill is now in its 4th day since it occupied the street in front of the United Nations headquarters on Monday (23 May), while concerns are being raised as the police try to convince them to move to make way for an upcoming royal motorcade.

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