19 Feb 2024
Several volunteers collecting signatures for a campaign to introduce an amnesty bill for pro-democracy activists and protesters reported being harassed by police officers over the 14-day campaign, said Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR).
8 Feb 2024
With at least 1,947 people facing prosecution for participating in the pro-democracy movement and 25 people detained pending trial or appeal, a network of civil society organisations is running a campaign to introduce to parliament an amnesty bill for pro-democracy activists and protesters, which they say is the first step towards reconciliation.
31 Jan 2024
A group of activists and protesters marched through the Siam Square shopping district in central Bangkok on Monday (29 January) as part of a campaign for a bill granting amnesty to pro-democracy activists and protesters.
23 Jan 2024
The Network for People’s Amnesty, a network of civil society organizations, has filed a letter with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) asking the Office to call on the Thai government to pass an amnesty bill for human rights defenders and pro-democracy activists.
21 Nov 2023
A network of 13 civil society organizations is planning to propose an amnesty bill for those facing charges for taking part in political protests since 2006, including those charged with royal defamation.
5 Oct 2023
The Move Forward Party has submitted an amnesty bill for those involved in political activities since 2006, with the hope of restoring the lives of victims of lawfare.
7 Jul 2023
Pheu Thai leader Chonlanan Srikaew confirmed that the Amnesty Bill referred to in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Move Forward Party (MFP) and Pheu Thai Party (PTP) on July 3, focuses only on cases related to political expression, assembly, and protest, and does not include cases under Article 112 or Thaksin's cases
8 Jan 2017
If legislation passes, suspects and prisoners accused of lèse majesté and corruption will no longer be eligible for political amnesty.
11 Nov 2013
Thousands of red shirts led by Sombat Boongamanong gathered at Ratchaprasong intersection on Sunday to voice out against the blanket amnesty draft bill.
10 Nov 2013
A few thousand anti-establishment red-shirt supporters gathered at Ratchaprasong intersection, a commercial district of Bangkok, to protest against the controversial blanket amnesty draft bill and show support for the ruling Pheu Thai government.
7 Nov 2013
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) would like to express grave concern about the current state of the draft amnesty bill in Thailand. The draft amnesty bill is broad, vague, and appears to be motivated by political expediency at the expense of human rights, justice, and the rule of law. If passed in its current form, the bill will allow murderers to walk free without even a slap on the wrist.
5 Nov 2013
Prachatai talks to various red shirt factions -- progressive activists, former political prisoners as well as prisoners currently jailed as a result of the 2010 political conflict -- about their opinions on the blanket amnesty bill, which is scheduled to be considered by the Senate next week.