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By Burapat Chanpratad |
Ultra-royalist groups who have been filing royal defamation complaints against pro-democracy activists and netizens, are often seen as laughing stocks, but they have made some wave with their campaigns
By FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights, its member organization and Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) |
<p>Thai authorities should immediately release lèse-majesté detainee Anchan Preelerd, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) urged.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Chukiat &lsquo;Justin&rsquo; Saengwong, a pro-democracy protester, was arrested at night on 22 March on a charge of royal defamation and taken into police custody awaiting a court decision on bail. The court then allow the police request for temporary detention.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Activist Parit Chiwarak read out a statement during a hearing questioning the court&#39;s decision to reject bail for those who were charged with the royal defamation law and declaring that he would be fasting as an act of protest against the decision.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Section 112 of Thailand&rsquo;s Criminal Code, which criminalises defamation, insults, and threats to members of the monarchy, is fundamentally incompatible with the right to freedom of expression, said ARTICLE 19 in a&nbsp;briefing published today.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>On 24 February, the Facebook page of <a href="">Parit &lsquo;Penguin&rsquo; Chiwarak</a> released another letter he has written from prison, where he is being held after being denied bail while he awaits trial for lèse majesté. This letter is addressed &lsquo;From the prison to the palace&rsquo; and speaks to the king directly.</p>
By Prachatai judicial process editorial team |
<p>Secretary-General of the Move Forward Party proposes Section 112 amendment to open up discussion, though the draft amendment does not satisfy everyone.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A 58th person has been charged under Section 112 of the Criminal Code for paying respect to protesters wearing crop tops in an activity mocking King Rama X in January 2021.</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>An interview with Senior Researcher at Human Rights Watch. What has Thailand lost in the suppression of the pro-democracy protests&nbsp;at a time when superpowers like the USA and EU have started to pose more questions about Thai politics?</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>On 20&nbsp;January, the Court of Appeal objected to the bail request of Anchan (surname omitted), a 63 year old woman who faces 43 years and 6 months jail sentence under the Lèse-majesté law punishment.</p>