25 Sep 2023
As the Criminal Court prepares to deliver a verdict in the royal defamation trial against human rights lawyer Anon Nampa next Tuesday (26 September), the South Korea-based May 18 Memorial Foundation issued a statement expressing concern about freedom of expression in Thailand.
18 Sep 2023
12 people are now detained on a royal defamation charge in Thailand. Of this number, 3 are detained following a final verdict or after a decision not to appeal, while 8 are detained pending trial or appeal.
13 Sep 2023
The Appeal Court today (13 September) sentenced former Red Shirt protest guard Sombat Thongyoi to 4 years in prison on charges of royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act over 3 Facebook posts he made in 2020.
8 Sep 2023
Student activist Phimchanok Jaihong was sentenced to 2 years in prison, after the Chiang Mai Provincial Court ruled on Wednesday (6 September) that she was guilty of royal defamation because the law protects the monarchy as a whole.
6 Sep 2023
After 14 days of hunger strike, Warunee, a woman detained pending appeal on a royal defamation charge, has been transferred to the Thammasat University Hospital.
4 Sep 2023
Warunee, a woman detained pending appeal on a royal defamation charge, has gone on a dry fast after 13 days of hunger strike and being denied bail again on Thursday (31 August).
31 Aug 2023
Warunee, a woman convicted of royal defamation, has been admitted to the Corrections Hospital 10 days of a hunger strike to demand the right to bail.
29 Aug 2023
The denial of bail for activist Sopon Surariddhidhamrong has brought the number of people detained on a royal defamation charge in Thailand to 9. Of this number, 3 are detained following a final verdict or after a decision not to appeal, while 6 are detained pending trial or appeal.
29 Aug 2023
Two students from Chiang Mai University (CMU) have been found guilty of royal defamation and violation of the 1979 Flag Act for an art installation piece exhibited at an event in March 2021.
25 Aug 2023
A 27-year-old man from Bangkok is facing a royal defamation complaint filed against him with the police in Songkhla over a tweet from 2021.
24 Aug 2023
Activist Sopon Surariddhidhamrong has been sentenced to 3 years and 6 months in prison for a speech during a 22 April 2022 protest in which the court claimed he insulted Queen Suthida.
23 Aug 2023
Warunee, a Facebook user detained pending appeal on a royal defamation charge, has gone on a hunger strike in protest after being repeatedly denied bail.