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By OHCHR |
<p>UN human rights experts&nbsp;urged today (22 October)&nbsp;the Thai government to guarantee the fundamental rights of peaceful assembly and free speech and called for an end to a crackdown on peaceful protests.</p>
By Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights (TANC) |
By Prachatai |
<p>Police in full riot gear have used water cannon to disperse thousands of protesters gathered at the Pathumwan intersection, defying the ban on mass gatherings imposed during the severe state of emergency.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p>The&nbsp;Thai&nbsp;government&rsquo;s declaration of a state of emergency in Bangkok is a pretext for a crackdown on peaceful demonstrations, <a href="https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/10/15/thailand-emergency-decree-pretext-crackdown">Human Rights Watch</a> said yesterday (15 October).</p>
By CIVICUS |
<p>Six months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the CIVICUS Monitor has found&nbsp;ongoing and unjustifiable restrictions on the freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression across the world, while people continue to mobilise despite these restrictions.&nbsp;</p>
By FORUM-ASIA |
<p>International human rights organisations are calling on the Government of Thailand to observe international human rights laws and standards ahead of a planned protest expected to attract tens of thousands to Bangkok this weekend.&nbsp;</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>Amnesty International issued a call for an urgent action against prosecution of Thai political activists, inviting supporters to submit an appeal to the Thai government demanding that it drops all charges against protesters and end all effort to obstruct peaceful assemblies. The campaign will run until 21 October.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Following a motion from the inquiry officer at Samranrat Police Station to revoke bail for human rights lawyer Anon Nampa and student activist Panupong &ldquo;Mike&rdquo; Jadnok, the Bangkok Criminal Court ruled to revoke Anon&rsquo;s bail and increase the security for Panupong.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>63 people are facing charges under the Emergency Decree for participating in anti-government demonstrations, despite the authorities&rsquo; claim that the Decree is being extended in order to control the spread of Covid-19, says <a href="https://www.tlhr2014.com/?p=20836">Thai Lawyers for Human Rights</a> (TLHR).</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>Second arrest of student activist Panupong &quot;Mike&quot; Jadnok &quot;reveals&nbsp;the Thai authority&rsquo;s attempts to suppress the exercise of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly,&quot; says Amnesty International.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Student activist Parit &ldquo;Penguin&rdquo; Chiwarak has been granted bail today (15 August) after being arrested the day before while travelling to a demonstration at the Nonthaburi Pier and accused of sedition and holding an illegal public assembly.</p>