freedom of expression
11 Aug 2020
Regional lawmakers today called on Thai authorities to immediately and unconditionally drop charges against human rights lawyer Anon Nampa and student activist Panupong Jadnok, and to ensure that all those participating in peaceful protests can do so without fear of reprisals.
11 Aug 2020
A protest on 9 August in Phitsanulok Province was interrupted as leading figures were abducted by people claiming to be state agents, taken to their homes and asked to cancel the protest.
10 Aug 2020
Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) report that a 24-year-old man in Krabi Province was visited by the police who tried to make him sign a document promising not to express any opinion about the monarchy as he had during a past protest.
8 Aug 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: save Anon
7 Aug 2020
Following the arrest of human rights lawyer Anon Nampa and student activist Panupong Jadnok earlier today, Amnesty International called on the Thai authorities to drop charges against the pair and to end the crackdown on freedom of expression as well as ensure the safety of those involved in protests.
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.
4 Aug 2020
The mass protest on 18 July sparked a wave of youth-led protest which is sweeping across the country. However, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights says that their call to end harassment is backfiring as protestors are facing forms of intimidation and pressure from the authorities.
1 Aug 2020
Despite attempts at intervention at all levels by state agents, student-led protests against dictatorship have continued nationwide for a second consecutive week.
31 Jul 2020
Amnesty International issued a letter today (31 July) to the Royal Thai police to urge them to not arbitrarily interfere with peaceful public assemblies and called on the police to to discharge their positive obligations to ensure and facilitate respect for human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
24 Jul 2020
Tiwagorn Withiton, a Facebook user who posted an image of him wearing a shirt printed with “I lost faith in the monarchy”, was released from a psychiatric hospital after being detained under questionable circumstances on 9 July. Meanwhile, people are being pressured by security authorities for talking and posting about it.
22 Jul 2020
Thai people came out to protest against dictatorship because they have been through enough with the problems and injustices that occurred under Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s administration.
20 Jul 2020
Wirada Saelim on how young people living in the culture of fear in Thailand are using Twitter to engage in politics and speak about issues that are often seen as controversial.