Central Juvenile and Family Court
10 Jul 2023
At 14, Thanalop Phalanchai became one of the youngest people ever charged with royal defamation. At 15, she was arrested and held in pre-trial detention, making her the youngest person to ever be detained on a royal defamation charge. Her arrest and detention raised questions about the Thai juvenile justice system and whether it is serving the best interests of the country’s children.
18 May 2023
After the Central Juvenile and Family Court issued a statement claiming that it was appropriate to detain 15-year-old activist Thanalop Phalanchai, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) released a statement countering the court’s claim, saying that her arrest was against both Thai law and international human rights law.
26 Apr 2023
On 25 April 2023, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported that Hin (pseudonym),19, was granted bail by the Court of Appeal for Specialized Cases on appeal after his 4th bail request was rejected on 19 April 2023
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.
27 Mar 2023
A 19-year-old protester was arrested last Friday night (24 March) on charges relating to a protest on 21 November 2021 and denied bail.
14 Dec 2022
A 19-year-old protester who was arrested during a protest on 13 October 2020 has been sentenced to 2 years and 5 days in prison on charges resulting from the protest, including violation of the Emergency Decree and resisting officials.
24 Nov 2022
A 19-year-old activist was sentenced on Tuesday (22 November) to 2 years in prison after the Central Juvenile and Family Court ruled that the royal defamation law covers not only specific monarchs but also the monarchy as a whole.