31 Mar 2021
12 pictures by Prachatai's field reporters during the protest at Sanam Luang on 20 March before the clash with crowd control police began.
26 Mar 2021
The public prosecutor has postponed until 13 May 2021 the hearing of 13 people involved in the protest in front of the German Embassy in Bangkok on 26 October 2020, as the prosecutor has yet to finish the paperwork needed to file the case against the protesters.
26 Mar 2021
Protesters returned to the Ratchaprasong intersection on Wednesday night (24 March) to call for reform and release of detained activists despite police violence at recent protests.
21 Mar 2021
On 20 March, protesters gathered at Sanam Luang demanding that the power of the monarchy be limited under the constitution. The police responded by setting up a long barrier of containers. The people faced retaliation after removing and passing beyond the blockade. Rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannon were deployed broadly and indiscriminately.
24 Feb 2021
A letter from Parit 'Penguin' Chiwarak, a prominent activist, monarchy reform devoter and one among the 4 pro-democracy protest leading figures who are under indefinite detention awaiting lèse-majesté trials.
8 Feb 2021
UN human rights experts today expressed grave concerns over Thailand’s increasingly severe use of lèse-majesté laws to curtail criticism of the monarchy, and said they were alarmed that a woman had been sentenced to over 43 years in prison for insulting the royal family.
18 Jan 2021
Where do the king's assets come from? In order to understand the discussion on monarchy reform and crown property, Prachatai traces the changes in how the monarchy's assets are managed through the Rattanakosin era.
14 Jan 2021
Sirichai (last name withheld), a freshman at the Puey Ungphakorn School of Development Studies, Thammasat University, and a member of the student activist group United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration, was arrested during Wednesday night (13 January) on a royal defamation charge under Section 112.
18 Dec 2020
Two students facing charges under the lèse majesté law for participating in a “fashion show” during a pro-democracy protest on Silom Road went to hear the charges yesterday (17 December), while members of the We Volunteer protest guard group and other protesters gathered outside the police station in Thai traditional dress to show support.
16 Dec 2020
The number of people involved in recent protests who have been charged under Section 112 continues to rise as 31 people have now been summoned, one of whom is 16 years old. Meanwhile, the public prosecutor in Nakhon Phanom has issued a prosecution order in the case of a man accused of royal defamation for a Facebook post made in 2016.
15 Dec 2020
A group of alumni and current students from the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, has issued an open letter to King Vajiralongkorn, calling for the repeal of Thailand’s lèse majesté law, with which at least 24 people involved with recent protests have been charged in the past two weeks.
11 Dec 2020
Representatives from the 24 June Democracy group went to the United Nations (UN) office in Bangkok today (10 December) to petition the UN Human Rights Council to pressure the Thai government to repeal Section 112, Thailand’s lèse majesté law. Representatives from the 24 June Democracy group before going to submit their petition