Pro-democracy activists reiterate demands at Wednesday’s rally after long hiatus

Pro-democracy groups have reiterated their core demands, for monarchy reform, the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his clique and the drafting of a People’s Constitution, at a rally…

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Two Thai hunger striking activists held on remand granted bail

Two monarchy reform activists, being held on remand and who have been on a hunger strike since June 2nd, were granted conditional release on bail by the Bangkok South Criminal…

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Thai monarchy reform activist Tantawan granted bail

The Criminal Court agreed on Thursday to grant monarchy reformist Tantawan Tuatulanon bail for 30 days. Tantawan is charged with lèse majesté and other offences for conducting a poll about…

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Monarchy reform activist’s bail application rejected for lack of pay slip

A Criminal Court yesterday (Tuesday) rejected a bail application, by the Opposition’s Move Forward Party Leader Pita Limjaroenrat, on behalf of monarchy reform activist Tantawan Tuatulanon, aka “Tawan”, because Pita’s…

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Thai protest leader Benja Apan released on conditional bail

Jailed student activist Benja Apan was granted bail today (Friday), provided that she does not participate in political activism against the monarchy and wears an ankle monitor. The activist will…

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Protest leader Rung Panusaya freed from prison after courts granted bail

After 17 days behind bars, Thai anti-establishment protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul was released from the Central Women’s Correctional Institute at about 8pm tonight (Wednesday) into to the embrace of…

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Alarming threats to media freedom are threats to everyone’s freedom

For viewers of foreign media, available through Thai cable TV packages, it has become the norm to see unscheduled messages filling the screen and blocking content for several minutes, a…

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Thai protest leader Rung Panusaya’s bail revoked in last year’s protest case

The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) has announced, on Twitter, that the Criminal Court has revoked the bail of protest leader, Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, in the lèse-majesté case of…

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Anti-establishment protest in Bangkok Sunday November 15, 2021. (Photo by Thai PBS)

Verdict against monarchy reformers lights fuse for new round of Thai conflict: experts

Last week’s controversial Constitutional Court verdict is likely to rekindle Thailand’s political conflict and fan the flames among anti-establishment groups already furious over legal action stemming from the lèse-majesté law,…

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A protester holds up a sign referencing article 112, Thailand’s lese majeste royal defamation law, during a demonstration in Bangkok on November 14, 2021, after a Thai court ruled that speeches by protest leaders calling for royal reforms amounted to a bid to overthrow the country’s monarchy. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Amendment, not repeal, needed for Thailand’s lèse majesté law, says legal scholar

Some amendments to Thailand’s controversial lèse majesté law may be needed, but there is no need to repeal it, said a legal scholar amid growing calls, both at home and…

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Anti-establishment group protests charter court’s ruling in Bangkok

A group of anti-establishment protesters under the umbrella name “Ratsadon” (the people) gathered in front of the Criminal Court in Bangkok on Friday to push their demands for reform of…

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Charter Court says it rejected protesters’ plea for further enquiry as probe already concluded

Thailand’s Constitutional Court turned down the request, by the three anti-establishment leaders, for the submission of additional oral evidence because it has already completed a year-long investigation under the inquisitorial…

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Call for monarchy reform ruled as an act against constitutional monarchy

Thailand’s Constitutional Court today (Wednesday), ruled that anti-establishment leaders Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, Anon Nampa and Panupong “Mike” Jadnok are guilty of trying to overthrow the country’s constitutional monarchy, stating that…

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Claimant in case against anti-establishment leaders says it’s not personal

Natthaporn Toprayoon, a former advisor to the ombudsman, is seeking a ruling from Thailand’s Constitutional Court on whether public statements, made by leaders of anti-establishment groups concerning the monarchy at…

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Criminal Court grants conditional release to 31 anti-government protesters

Thailand’s Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases granted conditional bail to 31 anti-government “Talu Fah” protesters this afternoon (Tuesday), after finding that the charges against them do not carry high penalties…

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