5 Feb 2021
LGBTQ rights activist Nada Chiyajit says she has received threats of violence and transphobic messages after she gave legal assistant to a young transwoman who was allegedly blackmailed by a reporter.
6 Nov 2020
The House Committee on Labour and individual MPs have received petitions from university students about potential discrimination regarding internship opportunities and police and military surveillance due to their participation in the pro-democracy movement.
3 Sep 2020
Anon Nampa, a human rights lawyer who publicly addressed the issue of monarchy reform last month, has posted on Facebook that his grandmother was harassed on 1 September by the District Officer.
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.
13 Aug 2020
Students at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus kept watch through the night around the Jpark student hall, after Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul and Parit Chiwarak, leaders of the Student Union of Thailand (SUT), posted on their Facebook profile pages last night (12 August) that they were being stalked by plainclothes police officers and were concerned that they were about to be arrested.
13 Aug 2020
Six people who participated in a demonstration at the Krue Se Mosque on 2 August have since been visited by police and military officers.
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.
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.
13 Jul 2020
Tiwagorn Withiton, a Facebook user who went viral for posting a picture of himself wearing a shirt printed with “I lost faith in the monarchy,” was forcibly taken by police officers and admitted to the Khon Kaen Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital last Thursday (9 July).
25 Mar 2020
On Monday (23 March), the Phattalung Provincial Court ordered the five defendants who pleaded guilty of abducting human right defender Ekkachai Isarata to pay 250,000 baht compensation to Ekkachai.
14 Jun 2019
(New York, June 14, 2019) – Thai authorities are harassing and intimidating social critics for mocking Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha after he assumed the premiership for another term, Human Rights Watch said today.
13 Jun 2019
After publishing a music video mocking NCPO leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s song “Returning Happiness to the People”, Bangkok-based French expat Yan Marchal said that he was visited by two police officers on Wednesday (12 June).