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By Prachatai |
<p>A Ministry of Digital Economy and Society representative filed a complaint against a trans woman for sharing a Facebook post of an academic critic of the monarchy. In another incident, a man was charged for a post in the &lsquo;Royalist Marketplace&rsquo; Facebook group, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>22 people facing charges relating to the protests on 19 &ndash; 20 September 2020, including 7 protest leaders facing lèse majesté charges, have withdrawn their legal representation in protest at court measures and treatment by prison officials which deny them the right to a fair and open trial. &nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Phonphimon (last name withheld), a 22-year-old online vendor from Chiang Mai, faces a royal defamation charge and a charge under the Computer Crimes Act for a Facebook post made in October 2020 and is currently still in detention.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>45 protest guards from the We Volunteer group have gone to hear additional charges after being arrested by armed police before a protest on 6 March.&nbsp;Despite being released from detention by other protesters while under a police escort, they took the decision to walk to the nearest police station to turn themselves in and demonstrate that they were not trying to escape.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Live footage of crowd control police carrying firearms contradicts a statement by Pol Lt Gen Phukphong Phongpetra, &nbsp;the Metropolitan Police Chief, that the police did not use tear gas or rubber bullets against protesters on 13 February. A volunteer medic has been charged after suffering a heavy beating by the police.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek Road in Bangkok has sentenced poet &lsquo;Rungsila&rsquo; to 4 years and 6 months in jail for posting poems and cartoons judged to be lèse majesté. He was jailed for 4 years and 11 months during his trial in a military court, so he has no more time to serve.&nbsp;</p>
By Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) |
<p>Yesterday (3 November 2020), representatives of five Thai human rights organisations went to submit a letter to the police commander on the violation of law and human rights during the legal action taken against pro-democracy protesters.&nbsp;</p>
By ARTICLE 19 |
<p>The Thai government has repeatedly violated the human rights of peaceful protesters during a crackdown on a vigorous and growing youth-led protest movement, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights and ARTICLE 19 said in a briefing released on Sunday (25 October 2020).&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p><a href="https://www.tlhr2014.com/?p=21245">The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)</a> has reported that a 16-year-old student in Bangkok was summoned by a teacher after making a speech at the student protest on 5 September. She was asked to give the names of schoolmates who joined the protest and not to make any speeches again out of concern for the school&rsquo;s reputation.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A man claiming to be a police officer visited the home of Chettha Klindee, a Mahasarakham University (MSU) student activist, without showing any identity documents. He threatened his family to make him delete a Facebook post taken from an official source. The health of his already sickening grandmother has worsened.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>63 people are facing charges under the Emergency Decree for participating in anti-government demonstrations, despite the authorities&rsquo; claim that the Decree is being extended in order to control the spread of Covid-19, says <a href="https://www.tlhr2014.com/?p=20836">Thai Lawyers for Human Rights</a> (TLHR).</p>