Pre-trial detention

10 Aug 2022
Amnesty International Thailand and other activists submitted today (10 August) a petition, signed by 4,701 people, to the Ministry of Justice to call for the authorities to drop charges against pro-democracy activists and to release and return the right to bail to political prisoners. 
10 Aug 2022
29 people are now detained pending trial or pending appeal on charges relating to political expression, after activist Sinburi Saenkla was denied bail on Monday (8 August).
2 Aug 2022
An activist was arrested on Saturday night (30 July) and temporarily detained pending investigation on a royal defamation charge for speaking at a protest on 28 July to demand the release of detained activists.
19 Jul 2022
Thai authorities should immediately drop the charges and release pro-democracy activists detained for insulting the monarchy (lese majeste), Human Rights Watch said today (19 July).
23 Jun 2022
The activist group 24 June Democracy has demanded that the Ministry of Justice investigate a prison doctor’s alleged harassment of Nutthanit (last name withheld), or “Baipor,” a monarchy reform activist currently detained pending trial on a royal defamation charge, while the Department of Corrections claims no harassment took place.
17 Jun 2022
Amnesty International has launched an urgent action campaign calling for the release of Baipor and Netiporn, two monarchy reform activists currently held in pre-trial detention on royal defamation charges and who are on a hunger strike to demand the right to bail. 
27 May 2022
Monarchy reform activist Tantawan Tuatulanon has been granted bail after spending over a month in pre-trial detention on royal defamation charges, while the Court once again denied bail for activist Sopon Surariddhidhamrong, also held in pre-trial detention on a royal defamation charge.
20 Apr 2022
Monarchy reform activist Tantawan Tuatulanon’s bail was revoked today (20 April), after the Criminal Court claimed she has broken her bail conditions by going near a royal motorcade and posting about the monarchy on Facebook.
1 Mar 2022
Activist and human rights lawyer Anon Nampa has been granted bail by the South Bangkok Criminal Court and was released on Monday (28 February 2022), after spending almost 7 months in detention pending trial on several royal defamation charges relating to protests in 2020 – 2021.
12 Feb 2022
Activists Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpattararaksa and Panupong Jadnok have been granted bail and released after spending 6 months in detention pending trial on several charges relating to protests in 2020 and 2021, including royal defamation charges. Jatupat was greeted by a crowd of supporters after he left the Bangkok Remand Prison on Thursday (10 February 2022) night (Photo by Ginger Cat)
27 Jan 2022
6 activists from the Thalufah group had their bail revoked last Friday (21 January 2022) for writing on the wall of a court arraignment room when they reported to the court on 18 January 2022, before one was released on Saturday (22 January 2022).
30 Dec 2021
In a statement issued on Monday (27 December), the lawyer of activists Parit Chiwarak, Panupong Jadnok, Anon Nampa, and Jatupat Boonpattararaksa announced that his clients will not be filing another bail request, having been denied bail again last Friday (24 December).

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