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By See the undersigned organizations at the bottom of the article. |
By 17 undersigned Civil Society Organizations, see at the end of the article. |
<p>17 international human rights organizations&nbsp;denounced the Thai government&rsquo;s newly announced Regulation No. 29, which empowers the authorities to censor online expression, and investigate and prosecute individuals responsible for communications that may &ldquo;instigate fear&rdquo;. The Regulation is the government&rsquo;s latest attack on the right to freedom of expression and information in Thailand.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>According to a Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)&nbsp;report, at least 18 people in 14 cases have been charged under controversial contempt of court provisions in 2021. 14 arose in connection with protests calling for the right to bail of detained activists.</p>
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>
<p>A court in the Deep South has sentenced a blind woman to one year and six months in prison for royal defamation. &nbsp;</p> <p>On 4 January 2018, the Provincial Court of Yala sentenced Nuruhayati Masoe, a 23-year-old who is blind, to three years in prison for violating Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law.</p> <p>She was accused of royal defamation for sharing an article by Giles Ji Ungpakorn, an academic and political activist who fled from Thailand to the UK in 2009 after he was charged with lèse majesté.</p>
<p>The police are preparing to issue arrest warrants for 20 more protestors against the coal-fired power plant in Songkhla.</p> <p>On 30 November 2017, <a href=";theater">Thai PBS reported</a>&nbsp;that police of Mueang District of Songkhla Province are preparing to issue arrest warrants for 20 people who joined 15 key leaders of the network from Songkhla and Pattani provinces in a protest against the planned coal-fired power plant and deep sea port in Songkhla.</p>
By Nidhi Eoseewong |
<p dir="ltr">"During the past three years, my despair about my country has never reached the depth it did when I learned of the judgment in the case of Pai Dao Din," said Nidhi Eoseewong.</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="" /></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Nidhi Eoseewong (file photo)</span></p>
By International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) |
<p><section><section> <p>The Thai government should end all lèse-majesté prosecutions and amend Article 112 of the Criminal Code (lèse-majesté) to bring it in line with international law, a United Nations (UN) expert said on 6 October 2017.</p> </section></section></p>
<p>The security forces have sent a security officer to video-record the trial of activists charged with contempt of court despite the court’s prohibition.</p>
<p dir="ltr">About 20 people gathered at the skywalk in front of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre at 6 pm on 19 September 2017 to commemorate the 11th year anniversary of the 2006 coup d’état. The event was organised by&nbsp;<a href="">Sirawit Serithiwat</a></p>
<p dir="ltr">The father of ‘Pai Dao Din’ has given up hope in the Thai justice system, saying there is no point in trying to appeal the court’s verdict.</p> <p>On 18 September 2017, <a href="">the Isaan Record reported</a> that Viboom Boonpattararaksa, the father of Jatuphat ‘Pai Dao Din’ Boonpattararaksa, a law student and key democracy activist imprisoned for royal defamation, said he will not submit an appeal request for his son.</p>