Monarchy reform

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.
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.
18 Aug 2023
Another royal defamation complaint has been filed against student activist Benja Apan for a speech given during a protest on 3 September 2021.
6 May 2023
Thai people in Vancouver, Canada, staged a protest last Sunday (30 April) in front of the polling station at the Thai Consulate to demand the repeal of the royal defamation law.
10 Mar 2023
A 22-year-old Twitter user has been found guilty of violating the Computer Crimes Act over 8 tweets about the monarchy and sentenced to 4 years in prison, suspended for 3 years, during which time he is prohibited from socializing with anyone who may lead him to repeat his offense.
4 Mar 2023
The Criminal Court has refused to repeal an order blocking an online petition for the repeal of the royal defamation law, claiming that the website contains a phrase that is a distortion of fact.
16 Jan 2023
To protest the denial of bail and detention of political prisoners, two activists have revoked their own bail and demanded that every political prisoner is released within 3 days.
11 Jan 2023
A man who was arrested in October 2022 for refusing to sit down and shouting at King Vajiralongkorn's royal motorcade has been indicted for royal defamation and resisting arrest.
10 Jan 2023
Two monarchy reform activists have had their bail revoked yesterday (9 January) after the Criminal Court ruled that they had violated their bail conditions by joining an anti-government protest during the APEC summit in November 2022.
26 Dec 2022
The Nonthaburi Juvenile and Family Court has found 19-year-old activist Thanakorn (last name withheld) guilty of royal defamation for giving a speech criticizing the monarchy during a protest on 10 September 2020. 
22 Dec 2022
Students at Mahasarakham University attempted to protest during the university’s graduation event, before being stopped by police and military officers, one of whom pushed a student into a nearby pond.
9 Dec 2022
A 13-year-old protester says he has been harassed by the police after he tried to protest at Sanam Luang on the late King Bhumibol’s birthday.


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