freedom of speech
24 Jan 2020
Four defendants in the Thai Federation case have been sentenced to between 2 and 3 years in prison for suspected involvement in the Thai Federation movement, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) said on Tuesday (21 January).
6 Jan 2020
On Tuesday (24 December), a court in Lop Buri sentenced former Voice TV reporter Suchanee Cloitre to two years to prison in a defamation lawsuit filed against her by the Thammakaset Company.
16 Dec 2019
After twice having to move the location of their press conference, the group behind the “Run Against Dictatorship” finally launched the event in front of the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University.
11 Dec 2019
On Monday (9 December 2019), the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) issued a statement on their Facebook page that they have been asked by Lumpini Police Station to cancel a booking for a press conference for the “Run Against Dictatorship” event, organized by activist Tanawat Wongchai.
6 Dec 2019
A new report by CIVICUS Monitor, a global research collaboration which rates and tracks respect for fundamental freedoms in 196 countries, shows that the assault on civil society and fundamental freedoms has persisted in Asia.
25 Oct 2019
Thai authorities over five years of military rule prosecuted numerous peaceful critics of the government to stay in power, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
8 Oct 2019
Political activist Karn Pongpraphapan was arrested last night (7 October) by the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD), after an arrest warrant was issued for a violation of Article 14 of the Computer-related Crime Act, said Winyat Chatmontree, Karn’s attorney and the Secretary General of the United Lawyers for Rights and Liberty.
22 Mar 2017
Thai language is fluid. One says, “water waiting to be drained” not “a flood”, and not “corruption” but that “the margin is just too high”. The video “Translation from THAI to THAI” reviews the definition of “freedom of speech” and its boundaries in Thai society.
6 Mar 2015
UN Human Rights High Commissioner has urged the Thai junta to respect freedom of expression to ensure open discussion during the drafting of constitution. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on Thursday pointed out his concerns on the imposition of the martial law, which has given to the military the power to crack down on political dissent and opposition.
29 Jan 2015
The Thai authorities have dismissed an international NGO’s report on the deterioration of Thailand’s political rights, saying Thai people should not let ‘the outside world’ intervene in domestic affairs.
11 Dec 2014
Thailand’s military authorities must halt the alarming deterioration in respect for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, including ending the unprecedented use of the lèse-majesté law, Amnesty International said ahead of International Human Rights Day on 10 December.
26 Jul 2013
Bundit Aneeya, a 73-year-old freelance writer and translator, is to face the final verdict of the Supreme Court in his lèse majesté case in August. He was sentenced to four years in March 2006 for defaming the monarchy by distributing politics-related documents at an academic seminar.