11 May 2016
The Military Court has detained two of the eight junta critics and another political dissident charged under the lѐse majesté law. The Military Court of Bangkok at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, 11 May 2016, granted custody permission to the police to detain Harit Mahaton and Natthika Worathaiwich, suspects of offences under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lѐse majesté law.
11 May 2016
After the Military Court released the eight junta critics charged for sedition on bail, police detained two of the eight again as they have been charged of lѐse majesté. The police, at around 5:20 pm on Tuesday, 10 May 2016, detained Harit Mahaton and Natthika Worathaiwich, suspects under Article 116 and Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the sedition and the lѐse majesté law.
10 May 2016
The Military Court has released the eight junta critics who were abducted and charged with sedition for mocking the junta leader. The Military Court of Bangkok on Tuesday, 10 May 2016, granted bail to Supachai Saibutr, a photographer, Harit Mahaton, former reporter of Matichon and independent writer, Noppakao Kongsuwan, a person affiliated with the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), the main red shirt faction, Natthika Worathaiwich, Worawit Saksamutnan, Yothin Mankongsanga, Thonnawan Buranasiri and Kannasit Tangboonthina.
6 May 2016
The Military Court has issued an arrest warrant for Patnaree Charnkij, mother of a pro-democracy activist, for lèse-majesté. Her lawyer said authorities issued an arrest warrant without a summons. On Friday, 6 May 2016, Khaosod reported that the Bangkok Military Court issued an arrest warrant for Patnaree Charnkij under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse-majesté law.
4 May 2016
Three female political dissidents, two of whom were forced to undertake pelvic examinations, recall their ordeal in women’s prisons while human rights lawyers have urged the Thai authorities not to violate the rights of detainees.
4 May 2016
The Military Court has rejected bail for the eight abducted junta critics for a second time while the junta leader maintains that the eight violated the law.
3 May 2016
An abducted critic of the junta charged with lѐse majesté has warned that private Facebook chat is no longer safe under the military regime. On Monday, 2 May 2016, the Facebook page of a citizen journalist titled ‘Fahroong Srikhao’ published an interview from jail with Harit Mahaton, one of the eight junta critics abducted by the military on 27 April.
29 Apr 2016
The Military Court has rejected bail for the eight junta critics abducted by the military on Wednesday, citing the authority of a junta order and the severity of the crime. On Friday, 29 April 2016, the court rejected the offer, by lawyers and relatives of the eight junta critics abducted by the military on Wednesday, of 100,000 baht as bail for each critic, ruling that the eight committed serious crimes as a network.
28 Apr 2016
The Military Court has issued arrest warrants for nine political dissidents, most of whom were abducted by the authorities for criticising the junta. Matichon Online reported that the Military Court of Bangkok on Thursday, 28 April 2016, issued arrest warrants for nine persons, eight of whom were abducted by the military yesterday.
22 Apr 2016
A politician from the Pheu Thai Party recently released from military custody has told the media that his daughter has been pressured to leave the country.
22 Apr 2016
Military prosecutors have filed lèse majesté charges against a man from an ethnic minority in northern Thailand who claims to possess telepathic powers. Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), reported that at the Military Court of Bangkok on Wednesday, 20 April 2016, staff of the military Judge Advocate General’s Department indicted Sao (surname withheld due to privacy concerns) under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law.
21 Apr 2016
The Military Court has released embattled Pheu Thai Party politician Watana Muangsook. The Military Court of Bangkok at around 5:40 pm on Thursday, 21 April 2016, released on 80,000 baht bail Watana Muangsook, 59, a politician from the Pheu Thai Party who was detained by the military for so-called attitude adjustment, a period of detention with lectures forced upon political dissidents by the junta. He will be released after being transferred to Bangkok Remand Prison on Thursday evening.