30 Oct 2023
Student activist Benja Apan has been sentenced to prison with a two-year suspension for a royal defamation charge resulting from a speech she gave during a protest on 10 August 2021.
25 May 2023
A pregnant woman was arrested on Wednesday 24 May for violating the now-repealed Severe State of Emergency by participating in a protest in October 2020. The arrest warrant was issued in March 2022.
26 Mar 2023
The Dusit District Court has dismissed charges of violating the Emergency Decree against 15 activists and protesters for joining the Free Youth protest on 18 July 2020, but fined them 200 baht each for using a sound amplifier without permission.
14 Mar 2023
Regular protest-goer Worawan Sae-aung has been found guilty of violating the Emergency Decree and indecent exposure for stripping in front of a line of crowd control police at a protest on 28 September 2021 to protest the use of violence to disperse protests. She received a total fine of 34,000 baht.
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.
27 Sep 2022
The Civil Court has rejected a lawsuit from victims claiming to have been damaged by the severe state of emergency declared during 15 - 22 October 2020 following a massive protest and a clash around the royal motorcade, stating that the declaration was legitimate and reasonable.
23 Sep 2022
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced today (23 September) that the State of Emergency will end on 1 October, while over 1000 people are still facing charges for violating gathering bans imposed under the Emergency Decree by participating in pro-democracy protests.
23 Sep 2022
The Central Juvenile and Family Court yesterday (22 September) dismissed charges against an 18-year-old gender equality activist accused of violating the ban on gatherings under the State of Emergency for giving a speech at a protest in October 2020.
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.
4 Aug 2022
On Tuesday, the Court handed out one-year jail sentences to 7 defendants arrested for participating in a protest on 11 August 2021. The seven were found to have disrupted public order, a violation of emergency decree provisions enacted for purposes of disease control. The ruling raises concerns the decrees are being broadly interpreted in order to stifle political dissent.
14 Jul 2022
As the fate remains unknown of Wanchalearm Satsaksit, an activist in self-imposed exile in Cambodia who was abducted in 2020, his sister and activists campaigning for justice in his case moved closer to being jailed after the latest court ruling in favour of strict enforcement of the Emergency Decree to control Covid-19.
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.