24 Nov 2023
Activist Katanyu Muenkhamruang has been sentenced to 2 years in prison on a sedition charge for Facebook posts calling for people to go to protests in August 2021. She was later released on bail to file for appeal.
2 Nov 2023
A 27-year-old business owner has been found guilty of royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act for sharing two Facebook posts and given a suspended prison sentence of 3 years.
2 Nov 2023
Activist Mongkhon Thirakot has been found guilty of royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act and sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison for two Facebook posts made in July 2022.
26 Oct 2023
A 25-year-old man has been found guilty of royal defamation and given a suspended prison sentence over a Facebook comment made in July 2021.
21 Oct 2023
The Appeal Court ruled yesterday (20 October) to uphold the Narathiwat Provincial Court’s ruling to sentence a 28-year-old woman to 6 years in prison for royal defamation.
18 Oct 2023
The Appeal Court ruled yesterday (17 October) not to lift the ban on Rap Against Dictatorship (RAD)’s song “Reform,” claiming that the song incites people to express their opinion without respect for the law and may upset royalists.
5 Oct 2023
A court in Pitsanulok has found a graduate student from Bangkok guilty of royal defamation for posting about protest crackdowns in October 2020. Sentencing was deferred for 2 years.
5 Oct 2023
The Appeal Court has sentenced Phonchai Wimonsuphawong, 38, to 2 years in prison for royal defamation and violation of the Computer-Related Crime Act over a Facebook post from October 2020.
27 Jul 2023
The authorities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand should immediately reform laws, policies and practices that have led to violations of the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse (LGBT) persons to safely and freely express themselves and access information online, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said in a new report launched on 25 July 2023.
29 Jun 2023
A Facebook user charged with royal defamation for posting a picture of King Vajiralongkorn changing the seasonal decoration of the Emerald Buddha, edited so that the Buddha is wearing a dress, has been found guilty and sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison.
27 Jun 2023
A 60-year-old man from Phuket has been sentenced today (26 June) to 9 years in prison, suspended for 2 years, on a royal defamation charge over several Facebook posts made in 2021.
23 Jun 2023
A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison on a royal defamation charge for sharing a YouTube video clip along with a caption questioning the role of the monarchy.