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By Sukanya Prueksakasemsuk |
<p><em>Sukanya Prueksakasemsuk's letter to her husband on week 80 of his detention.</em></p>
<p>Sukanya Prueksakasemsuk's letter to her husband Somyot in prison, and the 112 Family Network's invitation to Somyot's court appearance on 19 Dec. (see attachements for more details)</p>
By The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) |
<p>Paris-Geneva-Bangkok, December 10, 2012. The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), in the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, together with the Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) in Thailand, welcome the opinion issued by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD), which found the pre-trial detention of human rights defender Mr. Somyot Prueksakasemsuk to be in contravention of international human rights law and standards and called for his release.</p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>Nearly half a year ago, a group of family members affected by the controversial lese majeste law decided to form The Network of Family Members and Peoples Affected by Article 112.</p>
<p>The Criminal Court is likely to deliver its ruling by the end of this year on a case in which a stockbroker has been prosecuted for posting comments on Same Sky or <a href=" diew kan">Fah Diew Kan</a> webboard in 2009.</p>
By Southeast Asian Press Alliance |
<p>Bangkok, 11 October - The Thailand Constitutional Court yesterday ruled that the controversial Section 112 of the Penal Code, better known as the lèse majesté law, is not contradictory with human rights protections of the country's constitution, including on freedom of expression.</p>
By Sinfah Tunsarawuth |
<p><em>The Constitutional Court has published its rulings on lese majeste defendants' petitions on whether or not the lese majeste law is in violation of the constitution.&nbsp; </em></p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>Twenty opponents of the lese majeste law held a 112-minute vigil outside the Criminal Court yesterday to condemn the postponement of lese majeste detainee Somyos Prueksakasemsuk's sentencing. The verdict has been postponed to December 19.</p>
By Joint statement |
<p>Human rights and labour organizations today urge that magazine editor and human rights defender Somyot Prueksakasemsuk be immediately released from 17-month pre-trial detention.&nbsp; If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison under Article 112 of the Criminal Code (the lèse-majesté law) for the publication of two articles deemed insulting to the monarchy.&nbsp; The group further called on the Thai authorities to uphold international standards of freedom of expression, and to stop using Article 112 and arbitrary detention to criminalize or restrict free speech.<br /></p>
By Somchai Neelapaijit Memorial Fund |
<p>On 11 July, <a href="">Somchai Neelapaijit Memorial Fund</a> will give out Somchai Neelapaijit Award to honor and support outstanding human rights defenders. Dr Charnvit Kasetsiri, former Rector of Thammasat University, will be the President of the Ceremony.</p>
<p><em>A joint press release to the Prime Minister of Thailand by international labour and social movement organizations</em></p>
<p>On 18 May, a bail request by Somyot Prueksakasemsuk was denied yet again and the Constitutional Court dismissed his petition to seek its ruling on the constitutionality of Section 112 of the Criminal Code, or the l&egrave;se majest&eacute; law.</p>