17 Mar 2023
A 23-year-old student has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act, after the Criminal Court ruled that although the royal defamation law does not explicitly state that it covers only the current king, defaming King Bhumibol is still an offence under the law as it affects King Vajiralongkorn.
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.
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.
16 Dec 2022
A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged with royal defamation for posting a comment on Facebook about a photo taken from a movie theatre screening of the royal anthem.
28 Nov 2022
A man from Sa Kaeo was sentenced yesterday (24 November) to 4 years in prison on a royal defamation charge filed against him for commenting on a picture of King Vajiralongkorn posted in the monarchy reformist Facebook group Royalist Marketplace.
9 Nov 2022
A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison on a royal defamation charge for criticizing the monarchy in a post made in a Facebook group in October 2020.
8 Nov 2022
On Monday (7 November), the Criminal Court dismissed a sedition charge filed against 8 people linked to a Facebook page mocking NCPO leaders on the grounds that they were merely exercising their democratic rights and freedoms.
7 Nov 2022
A 26-year-old single mother has been sentenced to 3 years in prison on a royal defamation charge for commenting on the monarchy reformist Facebook group Royalist Marketplace.
21 Oct 2022
A court in Narathiwat on Wednesday (19 October) sentenced a 31-year-old woman to 9 years in prison on charges of royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act for sharing Facebook posts about the use of violence to disperse pro-democracy protesters in 2020 and the public being prohibited from using Sanam Luang.
15 Oct 2022
Three people were sentenced to 1 year in prison on Wednesday (12 October) for sharing a Facebook post criticizing the government’s alleged decision to buy a new satellite.
26 Sep 2022
A 23-year-old trans woman has been sentenced to 4 years in prison on a royal defamation charge for sharing a Facebook post criticizing the Thai royal family’s public relations campaigns, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) said today (26 September).