pro-democracy protest 2021
14 Mar 2023
Regular protest-goer Worawan Sae-aung has been found guilty of violating the Emergency Decree and indecent exposure for stripping in front of a line of crowd control police at a protest on 28 September 2021 to protest the use of violence to disperse protests. She received a total fine of 34,000 baht.
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.
18 Jan 2023
A food delivery rider has been found guilty and sentenced to prison on a royal defamation charge for allegedly attempting to burn a portrait of King Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida during a protest in July 2021. The court ruled that a portrait of the King is worth the same as the King’s person.
10 Aug 2022
Amnesty International Thailand and other activists submitted today (10 August) a petition, signed by 4,701 people, to the Ministry of Justice to call for the authorities to drop charges against pro-democracy activists and to release and return the right to bail to political prisoners.
10 Aug 2022
29 people are now detained pending trial or pending appeal on charges relating to political expression, after activist Sinburi Saenkla was denied bail on Monday (8 August).
22 Jul 2022
7 activists from the activist group Thalufah were denied bail on Tuesday (19 July), after the public prosecutor decided to indict them on charges relating to a protest at the Democrat Party headquarters on 30 July 2021.
17 Jun 2022
Lawyers for Lawyers and The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) expressed in an open letter their concerns about the disbarment proceedings against human rights lawyer Anon Nampa, which started following a complaint that Anon's part in the pro-democracy protests and monarchy reform movement violated the Lawyers Council of Thailand’s disciplinary rules.
29 Mar 2022
The Khon Kaen Municipal Court has ruled that three students are guilty of violating the Flag Act for flying a “monarchy reform” flag in front of the former Khon Kaen University dean’s office building.
18 Mar 2022
A 19-year-old man in Ubon Ratchathani said he received on 17 March 2022 a summons on a royal defamation charge, possibly for a protest sign he used during a protest on 15 August 2021.
11 Mar 2022
Thailand’s rating remains ‘Not Free’ in Freedom House’s 2022 Freedom in the World report, with its score dropping from last year’s 30 out of 100 to 29, while the report notes a global threat to freedom and democracy and the expansion of authoritarian regimes.
1 Mar 2022
Activist and human rights lawyer Anon Nampa has been granted bail by the South Bangkok Criminal Court and was released on Monday (28 February 2022), after spending almost 7 months in detention pending trial on several royal defamation charges relating to protests in 2020 – 2021.
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.