Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)
31 Aug 2016
Police officers in Thailand’s northeast have achieved a new standard of intimidation after pressing charges against two rights advocates for merely observing a seminar criticizing the junta-backed charter. On Wednesday, 31 July 2016, police officers in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen summoned six people to Mueang District Police Station to hear accusations against them. The authorities accused the six of breaching NCPO Order No.
23 Aug 2016
A military court in Thailand’s northeast has granted bail for a hunger striking anti-junta student activist. A t-shirt with the word “commoners" has been also deemed a threat to national security by a court officer. On Tuesday, 23 August 2016, the military court in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen granted bail for Jatuphat Boonpattaraksa, also known as Phai, the pro-democracy activist who staged a hunger strike from 6 to 19 August.
18 Aug 2016
Human rights defenders and students activists have been summoned for allegedly conspiring with an anti-junta activist, who is currently on a hunger strike, to host a seminar criticising the junta-sponsored draft constitution. The human rights defenders insist they merely monitored the seminar.
18 Aug 2016
Jatuphat Boonyapatraksa, the embattled anti-junta activist from Isaan currently on a hunger strike, has received an additional summon order from the police. This brings the charges against him to four in total. Pawinee Chumsri, an attorney from the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), reported on Wednesday, 17 August 2016, that the police has issued another summon order for Jatuphat, a 25-year-old activist from the New Democracy Movement (NDM).
16 Aug 2016
Thailand’s Official Information Commission (OIC) has ruled in favour of human rights lawyers, demanding authorities disclose information about detainees kept in the junta’s notorious political prisons. The OIC on Friday, 29 July 2016 published a ruling requesting the disclosure of information about a number of detainees and staff at the Remand Facility at the 11th Military Circle on Rama 5 Rd. in Bangkok, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported.
2 Aug 2016
After unsuccessfully trying to bar anti-junta youth activists from holding a talk on the upcoming referendum on the junta-sponsored draft charter, university staff have accused the activists of breaking the controversial Referendum Act.
20 Jul 2016
After being forced into taking a so-called ‘attitude adjustment session’ by the military, 19 red shirts accused of breaking the junta’s ban on political gatherings were forced to sign an agreement promising to steer clear of all political activities.
12 Jul 2016
Soldiers and police officers in Chiang Mai intimidated a staff of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), asking whether he was distributing booklets against the junta-sponsored draft constitution or involving with Prachatai website.
6 Jul 2016
The authorities in Isan, Thailand’s northeast, have fired a Deputy Village Head because he allowed a human rights rally to take place. Phanthep Saokoson, District Chief of Chum Phae District of Khon Kaen Province, on 1 July 2016 summoned Charun Saeram, the 57-year-old Deputy Village Head of Sam Pak Nam Village in the district, to his office and informed him that he had been removed from his position, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported.
6 Jul 2016
A group of villagers in Isaan have been summoned to a military camp as an alternative to facing criminal charges after they joined the red-shirt referendum watch campaign.
29 Jun 2016
A report reveals that Thai justice system hardly take mental-illness of lèse-majesté suspects into account and the number of lèse-majesté cases against mental-illnesses has increased after the 2014 coup. On Tuesday, 28 June 2016, Thailand’s Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) published a report showing the obvious increase in number of lèse-
21 Jun 2016
Despite the risk of several years in jail, a northern ethnic minority man with mental illness charged under the lèse majesté law has pleaded innocent and vowed to fight the case in the Military Court. The Military Court on Monday, 20 June 2016, held a deposition hearing for Sao (surname withheld due to privacy concerns), suspected of offences under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law, who claims to possess telepathic powers. Sao pleaded innocent and vowed the fight the case.