28 Jan 2024
An activist has been sentenced to two years in prison for violating the Emergency Decree and three other offences, after he burned a straw man and photos of government members and senators during a protest in 2021. He was later granted bail.
24 Nov 2023
Activist Katanyu Muenkhamruang has been sentenced to 2 years in prison on a sedition charge for Facebook posts calling for people to go to protests in August 2021. She was later released on bail to file for appeal.
30 Jan 2023
On Sunday (29 January), activists and protesters marched to the Ratchadaphisek Criminal Court to demand the release of political prisoners. Meanwhile, lawyers attempted to post bail for 12 people still detained pending trial or appeal, but were rejected.
1 Dec 2022
Concerns have been raised after the Criminal Court refused to let several activists use money from a bail fund to post bail and did not allow a volunteer to act as their guarantor, requiring family members to file the bail request themselves.
25 Nov 2022
The activist group Thalufah staged a protest in front of the police headquarters yesterday (24 November) to demand that the police take responsibility for the violent crackdown on the 18 November anti-government protest march, which left many protesters injured and cost one activist his eye.
7 Sep 2022
The Criminal Court today (5 September 2022) acquitted four activists on charges relating to an incident after a protest on 3 September 2021, but fined them for violating the Emergency Decree.
10 Aug 2022
29 people are now detained pending trial or pending appeal on charges relating to political expression, after activist Sinburi Saenkla was denied bail on Monday (8 August).
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.
22 Jul 2022
7 activists from the activist group Thalufah were denied bail on Tuesday (19 July), after the public prosecutor decided to indict them on charges relating to a protest at the Democrat Party headquarters on 30 July 2021.
16 Feb 2022
Despite the recent release of Jatupat Boonpattararaksa and Panupong Jadnok, two leading figures in the pro-democracy movement, at least nine other activists are still in jail pending trial, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reports.
27 Jan 2022
6 activists from the Thalufah group had their bail revoked last Friday (21 January 2022) for writing on the wall of a court arraignment room when they reported to the court on 18 January 2022, before one was released on Saturday (22 January 2022).
14 Jan 2022
Two student activists were arrested this morning (14 January) while holding banners near the Chiang Mai University auditorium calling for graduates to boycott the graduation ceremony, presided over by Princess Sirindhorn, and for the repeal of Section 112.