23 Jan 2013
Sentence Continues Aggressive Judicial Action on Lese Majeste (New York, January 23, 2013) – The conviction of a prominent Thai magazine editor and his harsh 11 year sentence for “insulting the monarchy” will further chill freedom of expression in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 23, 2013, the Bangkok Criminal Court found Somyot Prueksakasemsuk guilty of lese majeste offenses, for publishing two articles in his Voice of Taksin magazine that prosecutors argued made negative references to the monarchy.
25 Dec 2012
Sukanya Prueksakasemsuk's letter to her husband on week 80 of his detention.
18 Dec 2012
The inquest into the death of 'Uncle SMS' Amphon Tangnoppakul began on 17 December at the Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek Rd, seven months after his death at the Correctional Hospital, starting with two witnesses, a head nurse and the duty doctor.
12 Dec 2012
Sukanya Prueksakasemsuk's letter to her husband Somyot in prison, and the 112 Family Network's invitation to Somyot's court appearance on 19 Dec. (see attachements for more details)
11 Dec 2012
Paris-Geneva-Bangkok, December 10, 2012. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), in the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, together with the Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) in Thailand, welcome the opinion issued by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD), which found the pre-trial detention of human rights defender Mr. Somyot Prueksakasemsuk to be in contravention of international human rights law and standards and called for his release.
5 Dec 2012
Pranee Danwatthananusorn is running a campaign to collect signatures in support of her petition to seek royal pardons for lèse majesté convicts including her husband Surachai.
2 Dec 2012
Nearly half a year ago, a group of family members affected by the controversial lese majeste law decided to form The Network of Family Members and Peoples Affected by Article 112.
1 Dec 2012
Well-known Thammasat historian Somsak Jeamteerasakul said he was both surprised and appalled by the decision of police to forward his lese majeste police complaint case to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).
1 Dec 2012
A resident in Pattani has been prosecuted for hanging banners with the picture of HM the Queen on a pedestrian bridge in the town.
1 Dec 2012
The Criminal Court is likely to deliver its ruling by the end of this year on a case in which a stockbroker has been prosecuted for posting comments on Same Sky or Fah Diew Kan webboard in 2009.
24 Nov 2012
On 22 Nov, Roi Et Provincial Court sentenced Uthai (family name withheld) to three years in prison for lèse majesté, but suspended the jail term for two years.
16 Nov 2012
Dear President Obama, On behalf of The Network of Family Members and People Affected by the Article 112 (called the 112 Family Network) and other joint organizations, I would like to welcome you to Thailand and would like to hand this letter to you and ask you to support us to raise our concerns to Thai government.