16 Nov 2023
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) has issued an opinion saying that the arrest of activist Tantawan Tuatulanon in March 2022 amounts to arbitrary arrest and that she was not given access to a fair trial, while her prosecution under the royal defamation law is a violation of freedom of expression.
29 Mar 2023
A 15-year-old girl charged with royal defamation following a complaint filed against her by a royalist activist was arrested on Tuesday (28 March) and is now detained at a juvenile centre.
11 Jan 2023
A man who was arrested in October 2022 for refusing to sit down and shouting at King Vajiralongkorn's royal motorcade has been indicted for royal defamation and resisting arrest.
8 Sep 2022
A Thammasat University student was arrested on Tuesday (6 September) for sedition on a warrant issued in 2020 relating to a 10 August 2020 protest.
7 Sep 2022
The Criminal Court today (5 September 2022) acquitted four activists on charges relating to an incident after a protest on 3 September 2021, but fined them for violating the Emergency Decree.
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.
30 Apr 2022
Three activists from the monarchy reform group Thaluwang were arrested yesterday (28 April) on a royal defamation charge after police officers raided their apartment.
22 Apr 2022
Three members of the monarchy reform activist group Thaluwang were arrested earlier today (22 April) on charges of royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act.
21 Apr 2022
A network of civil society organizations dealing with children’s rights filed a complaint on Monday (18 April) with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), after Ministry officials were reported to be involved in the detention of 3 teenage activists on 15 April.
29 Mar 2022
Declared 2 years ago to combat the spread of Covid-19, Thailand’s State of Emergency has resulted in diminished freedom of expression and assembly. It has also been used as grounds for cracking down on pro-democracy protests and prosecuting activists.
28 Feb 2022
Activist Tantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon was arrested on Saturday (26 February 2022), after she conducted a poll on whether the royal defamation law should be repealed and attempted to deliver the poll result to the Grand Palace.
15 Feb 2022
Activist Sam Samat said he faced assault and queerphobic insults while he was detained at Din Daeng Police Station after being arrested while attending a vigil for a protester who was shot following a Din Daeng intersection protest and who later died. Sam was arrested on 29 October 2021