political prisoners

13 Jul 2022
From 9.00 – 17.00 for the past three days, activists and members of the public stood in front of the UN headquarters in Bangkok to protest against the denial of bail for detained activists and to demand that UN agencies pay attention to the Thai authorities’ violation of civil and political rights.
11 May 2022
The activist network Citizens for the Abolition of 112 submitted a petition to the US Embassy yesterday (10 May) calling for the US to pressure the Thai authorities to release detained activists and repeal the royal defamation law.
25 Feb 2022
Activist and human rights lawyer Anon Nampa remains in detention, after he was denied bail by the South Bangkok Criminal Court despite being granted bail by other courts, while student activist Parit Chiwarak was released yesterday (24 February 2022) after his lawyer presented evidence of his enrolment at Thammasat University.
7 May 2020
Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul, or “Da Torpedo,” a former reporter and political activist once convicted for lèse majesté, passed away this morning (7 May) at Siriraj Hospital, where she was admitted for cancer treatment.
29 Sep 2019
Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul, a prominent activist, is suffering from terminal cancer. To raise funds for her, Friends of Da said donations can now be made on GoFundMe.
11 Jun 2019
The Bangkok Military Court has allowed long-time lèse-majesté detainee Siraphop Kornaroot to be released on bail, said Thai Lawyers for Human Rights. He was released at 19.30 today (11 June). 
21 May 2019
Article by Metta WongwatTranslated by Tyrell HaberkornFirst published in Thai on Prachatai
1 Feb 2019
Last Friday, January 25, 2019, former political prisoner, Truong Duy Nhat, was last seen at the office of the UN HCR – The Refugee Agency in Bangkok, Thailand. Truong Duy Nhat. Photo courtesy: Teu Blog
18 Jan 2017
Despite Thailand’s famously appalling prison conditions, some ex-prisoners are preferring reimprisonment over the challenge of reintegrating into society.   The punitive slant of Thailand’s judicial system threatens offenders with heavy sanctions, but offers few rehabilitation mechanisms to address the difficulties inmates face upon returning to life outside the prison gates.
16 Aug 2016
Thailand’s Official Information Commission (OIC) has ruled in favour of human rights lawyers, demanding authorities disclose information about detainees kept in the junta’s notorious political prisons. The OIC on Friday, 29 July 2016 published a ruling requesting the disclosure of information about a number of detainees and staff at the Remand Facility at the 11th Military Circle on Rama 5 Rd. in Bangkok, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported.
27 Jun 2016
Burin Intin, a 28-year-old welder from northern Thailand, was arrested during an anti-coup “Stand Still” protest, held on 27 April 2016, at the Victory Monument in Bangkok. Unlike other group members who were arrested and subsequently released, Burin was promptly charged with two counts of lèse majesté. He was denied bail, has been detained until today and is now on his third custody order, without much public knowledge.  
15 Feb 2016
Note: Aef Thanakorn S. was arrested on 8 December 2015.  He was detained in a military camp for seven days, the maximum currently permitted, before being taken to the Bangkok Military Court and formally accused of violating Article 112, Article 116, and the Computer Crimes Act.

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