lèse majesté law
24 Apr 2023
On 18 April 2023, the Thairath Election Debate 2023 was broadcast on the Thairath TV Youtube channel, with Jomquan Laopetch as moderator. In the final session, each party presented their position on Section 112 of the Criminal Code, the royal defamation or lèse majesté law.
9 Feb 2023
Tantawan ‘Tawan’ Tuatulanon, and Orawan ‘Bam’ Phuphong have announced that they will continue their no food or drink protest outside Thammasat University Hospital if political detainees are not released within 3 days.
8 Feb 2023
On the iconic red bricks of USC village in sunny southern California, members of the Association for Thai Democracy (ATD) and Los Angeles locals staged a protest in support of activists Tantawan ‘Tawan’ Tuatulanon and Orawan ‘Bam’ Phuphong.
6 Feb 2023
An open letter to the judges from Kritsadang Nutcharus, a lawyer of Tantawan Tuatulanon and Orawan Phuphong in regard to their continuous dry fasting to demand bail rights and justice reform.
4 Feb 2023
The Thai Prime Minister, who typically avoids media attention, has visited the Top News newsroom for the first time to commemorate the far-right outlet's second anniversary as the general election draws near.
2 Feb 2023
In addition to the dry fasting by activists Tantawan Tuatulanon and Orawan Phuphong, one other detainee has been on hunger strike for over a week and another has just started after being released on bail.
1 Feb 2023
112WATCH expresses its deep concern over the hunger strike of two young female activists—Tantawan ‘Tawan’ Tuatulanon and Orawan ‘Bam’ Phuphong, who have been refusing food and drink and are now in grave danger.
27 Jan 2023
Although many are already facing a long list of charges, activists have returned to protesting to support the demands made by two activists who have gone on a dry fast for over 10 days.
17 Jan 2023
Thailand should dismiss the case against 22 protest leaders charged with insulting the monarchy and a range of public order offences, and adhere to its international human rights obligations, the Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) and TrialWatch Expert the Honourable Kevin Bell AM KC stated.
16 Dec 2022
As Princess Bajrakitiyabha remains hospitalised on Friday, attention on social media is turning to her status as the presumed heiress to the throne – a role never formally acknowledged that is taken seriously by many analysts.
5 Dec 2022
An ultraroyalist political party has announced that they will campaign to extend the scope of the lèse majesté law to include former Thai kings, princes, and princesses of the current Chakri line.
30 Sep 2022
After two monarchy reform activists were freed from jail, they found themselves in a different kind of captivity. In exchange for their release, they must be confined to their home at all times, save for exceptional circumstances. Their isolation, enforced by constant surveillance, makes them the only known cases of house arrest in recent Thai history.