Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)

23 Sep 2023
A 57-year-old man has been arrested under the Computer-Related Crime Act for messages criticizing the political situation following the 2014 coup.
7 Sep 2023
Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) was named a winner of the Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ)’s 2023 Albie Awards and presented with the Foundation’s annual Justice for Democracy Defenders Award.
5 Sep 2023
Four human rights organizations have published an open letter to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, highlighting 10 key human rights priorities remaining unaddressed under previous administrations, from space for civil society and accountability for extrajudicial killings, torture, and enforced disappearances to gender equality, and urged the new government to begin the implementation of their recommendations within the first 100 days in office.
31 Aug 2023
Warunee, a woman convicted of royal defamation, has been admitted to the Corrections Hospital 10 days of a hunger strike to demand the right to bail.
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.
28 Jun 2023
The two activists have been sentenced to four years in prison for royal defamation because of their criticism of Prayut Chan-o-cha's administration for expanding the King's power. The sentence was reduced to two years and eight months, and they were later granted bail pending appeal.
24 May 2023
The Court of Appeal reversed the verdict in a case involving an expression of opinion about the death of King Rama VIII, saying that the offence was a violation of the royal defamation law even if it involved a king who has passed away.
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.
9 May 2023
The Chiang Mai Provincial Court has dismissed a royal defamation charge against Ramil, a student at Chiang Mai University, for his performance in front of the university, stating that the evidence presented by the prosecution did not show Ramil's malicious intent in relation to the Section 112 offence.
27 Feb 2023
Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) has shared data of cases under the military government, when security forces brought cases related to violent political incidents dating back to 2010 using special laws, like Martial Law, announcements and orders issued on the authority of constitutions written by the military government themselves. People were arrested and interrogated in military camps before being transferred to both military courts and the courts of justice for prosecution.
15 Oct 2022
Three people were sentenced to 1 year in prison on Wednesday (12 October) for sharing a Facebook post criticizing the government’s alleged decision to buy a new satellite.
4 Aug 2022
On Tuesday, the Court handed out one-year jail sentences to 7 defendants arrested for participating in a protest on 11 August 2021. The seven were found to have disrupted public order, a violation of emergency decree provisions enacted for purposes of disease control. The ruling raises concerns the decrees are being broadly interpreted in order to stifle political dissent.


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