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20 Jan 2022
A number of activists and journalists have reported being visited by police officers during the past week, with the officers often questioning their family members for information about them and their activities. 
14 Jan 2022
Student activist Benja Apan was granted bail today (14 December) by the South Bangkok Criminal Court after spending 99 days in prison and having been previously repeatedly denied bail.
14 Jan 2022
The South Bangkok Criminal Court has extended student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul’s bail period until 25 May 2022.
12 Jan 2022
The Chiang Mai University (CMU) Student Union announced on Tuesday (11 January) that its representatives will not receive members of the royal family at the university’s graduation ceremonies during the current committee’s term in order to uphold equality.
18 Dec 2021
A new report published by Scholars at Risk (SAR) found that students in Thailand who criticize the monarchy and demand democratic reforms face legal prosecution and state violence, while academic research regarding the monarchy is met with lawsuits and investigations, eroding academic freedom in the country.
1 Dec 2021
Student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul has been granted bail to allow her to complete class projects and take her final examinations, after spending 17 days in detention.
26 Nov 2021
A student at Prince of Songkla University’s Hat Yai campus has been arrested on a royal defamation charge while receiving a Covid-19 vaccine at the university’s vaccination centre.
20 Nov 2021
Amnesty International has launched its 20th Write for Rights campaign, which includes a call for justice for Thai student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, currently detained pending trial on royal defamation charges.
17 Nov 2021
Student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul has been denied bail on a royal defamation charge relating to a protest on 20 December 2020, in which activists wore crop tops at Siam Paragon shopping mall to campaign for the repeal of the royal defamation law.
4 Nov 2021
Student activists Benja Apan and Nutchanon Pairoj have been sentenced to jail on contempt of court charges stemming from a protest at the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court on 29 April 2021 to demand the release of detained activists.
3 Nov 2021
On Monday, 1 November, student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul and representatives from Amnesty International Thailand submitted a petition to the prime minister to demand the release of detained activists and an end to the prosecution of protesters.
3 Nov 2021
On Saturday (31 October), activists held a memorial for Nuamthong Praiwan, a taxi driver who intentionally crashed his vehicle into a tank and later committed suicide to protest the 2006 military coup.  The event was held at the overpass where he hung himself.

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