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2 Feb 2023
The trial of Petr Donatek, a 46-year-old Czech man alleged to have hired two martial artists to attack Thai political refugees in Paris in 2019 has finally taken place. During the proceedings, Donatek insisted that he was not the one who planned the attack. A verdict is expected on 2 March.
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.
30 Jan 2023
On Sunday (29 January), activists and protesters marched to the Ratchadaphisek Criminal Court to demand the release of political prisoners. Meanwhile, lawyers attempted to post bail for 12 people still detained pending trial or appeal, but were rejected.
28 Jan 2023
6 opposition parties have issued a statement backing the call for the reform of the judicial system made by monarchy reform activists Tantawan Tuatulanon and Orawan Phuphong, who have been on a dry hunger strike since 18 January, but did not respond to their demand for political parties to back the repeal of the royal defamation and sedition laws.
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.
27 Jan 2023
A 29-year-old activist in Chiang Rai has been sentenced to 28 years in prison on royal defamation charges resulting from a number of Facebook posts about the monarchy. The Chiang Rai Provincial Court found him guilty on 14 counts.
27 Jan 2023
Under the watchful gaze of Abraham Lincoln, the UW-Madison Students for Thai Democracy braved the elements to demand the immediate release of political prisoners in Thailand.  They also called upon the Thai government to meet the demands of activists Tantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon and Orawan “Bam” Phuphong.
26 Jan 2023
A food delivery rider accused on a royal defamation charge of setting fire to a portrait of King Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida and detained pending appeal has gone on a hunger strike to protest his own detention.
25 Jan 2023
In response to the hunger strikes of two detained activists, opposition political party members have pledged to support bail rights and ending the criminalisation of political opinions.
24 Jan 2023
During a protest at Chiang Mai University yesterday (23 January) to demand the right to bail for political prisoners, police attempted to detain two students and accused them of causing panic and misunderstanding by dressing like inmates.
24 Jan 2023
MPs from the Move Forward Party (MFP) joined the protest in front of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) yesterday (23 January), which was called to demand the release of political prisoners.
24 Jan 2023
Journalists and students have submitted a letter to lawmakers to express their concern about a draft law on media ethics. They are calling for thorough public participation in the drafting process.

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