24 Aug 2023
Activist Sopon Surariddhidhamrong has been sentenced to 3 years and 6 months in prison for a speech during a 22 April 2022 protest in which the court claimed he insulted Queen Suthida.
24 Aug 2023
A 74-year-old woman has been charged with royal defamation for a speech she gave during a protest on 26 July 2023 at Thammasat University, following attempts to bar Move Forward Party candidate Pita Limjaroenrat from becoming prime minister.
23 Aug 2023
Warunee, a Facebook user detained pending appeal on a royal defamation charge, has gone on a hunger strike in protest after being repeatedly denied bail.
21 Aug 2023
Student activist Thanatorn Vitayabenjang has been sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison on a royal defamation charge filed against him for reading a statement and giving a speech during a protest in August 2021.
20 Aug 2023
The ultra-royalist Thai Pakdee Party, known for its staunch opposition to amending the lese majeste law, has released a statement urging conservative parties joining the Pheu Thai coalition to resist a total rewrite of the constitution on the grounds that it would lead to greater discord in the society.
18 Aug 2023
Another royal defamation complaint has been filed against student activist Benja Apan for a speech given during a protest on 3 September 2021.
16 Aug 2023
The King Protection Group has filed a royal defamation complaint against a Twitter user who goes by the name Sirivannavari Mahidol, Twitter handle @HkooVd, and uses a picture of the princess as a profile picture.
7 Aug 2023
An activist has been charged with royal defamation over a speech given during a protest on 14 July at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), which took place following attempts to disqualify Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat and block his bid to become the next Prime Minister.
22 Jul 2023
The Central Juvenile and Family Court on Thursday (20 July) found activist Noppasin Treelayapewat guilty of royal defamation for wearing a crop top to a mock fashion show during a protest in October 2020, when he was 16 years old.
18 Jul 2023
Ahead of the expected verdict on Thursday (20 July), Amnesty International calls on the Thai authorities to drop a royal defamation charge against Noppasin Treelayapewat, who was charged for taking part in a mock fashion show when he was 16 years old.
11 Jul 2023
A letter from several UN bodies was released on 4 July, raising concerns about the prosecution and detention of 15-year-old activist Thanalop Phalanchai for royal defamation and asking for explanations from the Thai government.
10 Jul 2023
At 14, Thanalop Phalanchai became one of the youngest people ever charged with royal defamation. At 15, she was arrested and held in pre-trial detention, making her the youngest person to ever be detained on a royal defamation charge. Her arrest and detention raised questions about the Thai juvenile justice system and whether it is serving the best interests of the country’s children.