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By Prachatai |
<p>Beside curfews and lockdowns in many locations, the 27th regulation under the Emergency Decree also imposes a 2-year jail sentence and/or a fine of up to 40,000 baht for anyone who spreads information or news that causes public fear or affects national security.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>New disease control measures have been announced for Bangkok and the surrounding five provinces, along with four provinces in the Deep South, including&nbsp;including a curfew between 21.00 &ndash; 4.00 and a ban on gatherings of 5 or more people, which will be implemented as of Monday (12 July).</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The Khon Kaen Provincial Court has accepted a lèse-majesté case &nbsp;filed against Tiwagorn Withiton, a Facebook user whose picture wearing a shirt printed with &ldquo;I lost faith in the monarchy&rdquo; went viral in 2020.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The mother of student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul&nbsp;has received a police summons on a charge under the Emergency Decree, after she joined a protest demanding her daughter&rsquo;s release.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>As Covid-19 infections spread in pubs and bars, 9 people who gave speeches at the 27 March protest at Ratchaprasong intersection have been charged with violating the Emergency Decree.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>In the morning and evening of 14 March, protesters at the &lsquo;Through the Sky Village&rsquo; set up near Government House were rounded up with no warrants shown. The Prime Minister denied any connection with the group photo of the new cabinet.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>Responding to yesterday&rsquo;s dispersal of peaceful protest in front of the Government House and the police&rsquo;s arbitrary arrest of at least 99 peaceful protesters, Director of Amnesty International Thailand, Piyanut Kotsan said the Emergency Decree is just a blanket justification to stomp on difference of opinion.</p>
By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) |
<p>The state of emergency declared by the Thai authorities one year ago in an effort to curb the Covid-19 pandemic has been used as an excuse to crack down on fundamental freedoms and should be lifted, say regional lawmakers.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>In Freedom House&rsquo;s 2021 global freedom analysis, Thailand scores 30 out of 100, 2 points less than last year, due to a poor performance in many aspects of political rights and civil liberties. This has brought down the country&rsquo;s status from &lsquo;Partly Free&rsquo; to &lsquo;Not Free&rsquo;.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>On 31 December, the volunteer protest guard group We Volunteer (WeVo) were organising a shrimp sale at Sanam Luang when they were surrounded by police officers, who arrested 12 members of the group, including group leader Piyarat &ldquo;Toto&rdquo; Chongtep.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>1,063 new cases of Covid-19 were discovered in Samut Sakhon as of Tuesday (22&nbsp;December), while the province has been put under lockdown effective until 3 January.</p>
By International Commission of Jurists |
<p>The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) published a legal briefing on 27 October in response to the implementation of the Emergency Decree in response to the pro-democracy protests, calling for all official use of power during the severe state of emergency to be subjected to a review in court and&nbsp;ensure the affected persons&rsquo; right to access to an effective remedy</p>