18 May 2023
After the Central Juvenile and Family Court issued a statement claiming that it was appropriate to detain 15-year-old activist Thanalop Phalanchai, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) released a statement countering the court’s claim, saying that her arrest was against both Thai law and international human rights law.
17 May 2023
Students and alumni of Triam Udom Suksa Pattanakarn School stood in front of the school for 1 hour and 12 minutes on Tuesday (16 May) to protest the detention of 15-year-old Thanalop Phalanchai, an activist and fellow student at the school.
10 May 2023
9 activists were arrested during a protest at Samranrat Police Station on the afternoon of 10 May to demand the release of 15-year-old activist Thanalop Phalanchai. A picture of Thanalop Phalanchai placed in front of a line of crowd control police during the protest at Samranrat Police Station. (Photo by Ginger Cat)
6 May 2023
Thai people in Vancouver, Canada, staged a protest last Sunday (30 April) in front of the polling station at the Thai Consulate to demand the repeal of the royal defamation law.
6 May 2023
An intellectually disabled 19-year-old protester has received a summons from the police in Phatthalung to answer a royal defamation charge.
3 May 2023
The Court of Appeal has dismissed charges of royal defamation for putting a sticker on a portrait of King Vajiralongkorn in front of the Supreme Court during a protest on 19 September 2020.
29 Apr 2023
Activist Nawat Liangwattana has been sentenced to 1 years and 7 months in prison on a royal defamation charge for a speech given at a protest on 13 February 2021.
28 Apr 2023
Thai authorities should immediately drop charges and release a 15-year-old student activist detained for allegedly defaming the monarchy, Human Rights Watch said today (28 April).
24 Apr 2023
On 18 April 2023, the Thairath Election Debate 2023 was broadcast on the Thairath TV Youtube channel, with Jomquan Laopetch as moderator. In the final session, each party presented their position on Section 112 of the Criminal Code, the royal defamation or lèse majesté law.
23 Apr 2023
Songpol “Yajai” Sonthirak, an activist from the Thalufah group, has been summoned by the police in Khon Kaen on a royal defamation complaint filed against him by a royalist group leader now running as MP candidate for the Thai Pakdee Party.
19 Apr 2023
The ultra-royalist group People’s Centre to Protect the Monarchy has filed a royal defamation complaint against French TikToker Yan Marchal over his latest online video.
15 Apr 2023
For the first week 15-year-old Thanalop spent in pre-trial detention at a Juvenile Centre, her lawyer said Centre officials refused to allow her visitors and did not inform the lawyer that Thanalop had contracted Covid-19 until several days after she tested positive.