Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)
20 Jul 2021
Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported on Monday night that the police arrested Sitthichok Sethasavet, 25, a Foodpanda delivery rider accused of burning a royal arch at Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue during the 18 July protest. He is accused of royal defamation and arson before released on bail on Tuesday.
19 Jul 2021
The police arrested the owner of an apartment in Nonthaburi on Sunday morning (18 July), ahead of the protest in the afternoon, and confiscated effigies made for the protest march, while a van belonging to the We Volunteer protest guard group was searched.
16 Jul 2021
Prasong Khotsongkhram, 26, has been denied bail for the third time after being charged with royal defamation for three Facebook posts made in May and June 2021.
14 Jul 2021
According to a Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) report, at least 18 people in 14 cases have been charged under controversial contempt of court provisions in 2021. 14 arose in connection with protests calling for the right to bail of detained activists.
8 Jul 2021
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) FIDH and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) have petitioned the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention for the release of 65-year-old Anchan Preelerd, who is currently serving the longest prison sentence ever imposed in a lèse majesté case and is current held at the Central Women’s Correctional Institution in Bangkok.
6 Jul 2021
Saharat Sukkhamla, a novice monk who has often attended protests, has received a summons from Pathumwan Police Station on a royal defamation charge relating to a speech he gave at a protest on 21 November 2020.
17 Jun 2021
Student activist Parit Chiwarak is now facing 20 counts under the lèse majesté law, after complaints were filed against him for Facebook posts he made about King Vajiralongkorn’s divorce from his ex-wife Sujarinee Vivacharawongse, and the use of Sanam Luang for funerals.
12 Jun 2021
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) call for the Thai authorities to end legal prosecution against individuals exercising their right to freedom of expression and to amend Article 112 to bring it into line with Thailand’s human rights obligations under the ICCPR, as the number of individuals facing lèse majesté charges reached 100.
8 Jun 2021
Chaiamorn “Ammy” Kaewwiboonpan, lead singer of pop band The Bottom Blues, is facing another royal defamation charge for singing a modified version of his song “1 2 3 4 5 I love you” at a protest in front of the Thanyaburi Provincial Court in January 2021.
30 May 2021
A 17-year-old activist became the first person under the age of 18 to be indicted under Section 112 of the Criminal Code, or Thailand’s lèse-majesté law, after he was charged for a speech given at a protest on 6 December 2020.
20 May 2021
The mother of student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul has received a police summons on a charge under the Emergency Decree, after she joined a protest demanding her daughter’s release.
11 May 2021
The Criminal Court has approved bail requests for activist Parit Chiwarak and singer Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan. The request for Panupong Jadnok was delayed until the next Covid-19 test is declared.