Police brutality

21 Apr 2022
A network of civil society organizations dealing with children’s rights filed a complaint on Monday (18 April) with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), after Ministry officials were reported to be involved in the detention of 3 teenage activists on 15 April.
1 Apr 2022
The sister of a man who died after being paralyzed by a shot in the head with a rubber bullet has filed a complaint with the police calling for an investigation into her brother’s death.
15 Feb 2022
Activist Sam Samat said he faced assault and queerphobic insults while he was detained at Din Daeng Police Station after being arrested while attending a vigil for a protester who was shot following a Din Daeng intersection protest and who later died. Sam was arrested on 29 October 2021
30 Dec 2021
An investigation by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) found that police officers have used excessive force during operations against pro-democracy protesters and that there have been many instances of human rights violations.
16 Nov 2021
A protest on Sunday (14 November) against the Constitutional Court’s ruling that calls for monarchy reform constitute an attempt to overthrow the “democratic regime of government with the King as Head of State,” was met with police blockades and forced to relocate.
4 Nov 2021
The Thai authorities should promptly and impartially investigate the alleged police torture of two pro-democracy activists in Bangkok and hold those responsible to account, Human Rights Watch said yesterday (3 November). 
12 Sep 2021
78 people including minors, volunteer medics, and bystanders have been arrested following a clash between protesters and crowd control police on Saturday night (11 September).
1 Sep 2021
At least 260 protesters have been arrested during pro-democracy protests in August 2021, 70 of whom are minors, say Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR).
26 Aug 2021
The Thai authorities should fully and fairly prosecute the police officers responsible for the death of a drug suspect, as well as criminalize torture and establish a process independent of the police that can independently investigate and prosecute police officers for wrongdoing, said Human Rights Watch today (26 August), following the release of a video clip showing Nakhon Sawan police officers torturing and killing 24-year-old Jeerapong Thanapat. 
18 Aug 2021
The activist group Thalufah returned in a third protest march to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, which ended again with police violence. 
19 Jul 2021
Protesters marching to Government House on Sunday (18 July) to demand better Covid-19 vaccination and assistance programmes were met with water cannon and crowd control police armed with tear gas and rubber bullets.
2 Jul 2021
Thai authorities have repeatedly deployed reckless and violent tactics to quell the country’s burgeoning youth protest movement including beating demonstrators, firing chemicals from water cannons and shooting rubber bullets at close range, new research from Amnesty International reveals today.

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