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29 Aug 2020
A “Sleep in a camp, not in a jail” protest organized by the “We are Friends” group was held at the 14 October Memorial on 27-28 August. The group underlined the Free People demands for political and monarchy reform.
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. 
20 Aug 2020
Thai authorities should immediately drop all charges and unconditionally release prominent pro-democracy activists arbitrarily detained for their role in peaceful protests, Human Rights Watch said on 20 August.
19 Aug 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Crossing the line  
15 Aug 2020
Student activist Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak has been granted bail today (15 August) after being arrested the day before while travelling to a demonstration at the Nonthaburi Pier and accused of sedition and holding an illegal public assembly.
15 Aug 2020
 Thai authorities should immediately drop all charges and unconditionally release the prominent Thammasat University student activist Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, Human Rights Watch said today. Police are reportedly planning to arrest at least 31 other people, including many student movement leaders, in the coming days, Human Rights Watch has learned.
14 Aug 2020
Pharit 'Penguin' Chiwarak a student activist is under arrest as he is planning to give a speech at a demonstration at Tha Nam Non, Nonthaburi. 
14 Aug 2020
Never before have people's messages about the monarchy, be they satirical or direct, substantial demands for monarchy reform, appeared widely in protests countrywide. But these messages do not make it into the mainstream media due to legal and moral fears.
13 Aug 2020
Thousands gathered at a demonstration at Thammasat University (TU) on 10 August. which underlined the demands from the Free People Movement and called for reform of the monarchy. TU claimed they had not been informed beforehand about the speeches about the monarchy. Over 110 lecturers countrywide supported the demonstrators’ expressed views and their bravery to speak about a sensitive issue in Thailand
12 Aug 2020
The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights statement urges state and public to tolerate, respect, protect and upheld freedom of expression toward the monarchy. The peaceful, unarmed expression and questionings are important in democratic regime.
11 Aug 2020
Thai authorities should immediately and unconditionally release prominent human rights lawyer Anon Nampha and democracy activist Panupong Jadnok, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday (8 August).

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