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Thanathorn persecuted in Thailand Thai opposition leader Thanathorn indicted of royal defamation for questioning vaccine management

The charges leveled against opposition leader Thanathorn were based on statements he made in January 2021 in a livestream that questioned the vaccine procurement contract and subsidies granted to a pharmaceutical company owned privately by the monarch

Thailand land rights activists prosecuted Land rights activists in Thailand face prosecution for sit-in protest in Bangkok

A total of 16 activists have received summons for participating in a two-week long protest in Bangkok for land rights and the rights of the Indigenous Bang Kloi community

Thai fishing net makers withdraw prison labor contracts over scrutiny of abuse

Pressured over reports of widespread forced labor in Thailand’s prisons, the country’s biggest manufacturer of nets has announced it will withdraw its contracts

Villagers in Southern Thailand secure key victory against controversial industrial estate

After nearly two weeks of protest outside the government offices in Bangkok, the Prayut Chan-o-cha government agreed to halt the controversial Chana Industrial Project until a comprehensive review

Protests continue in Thailand demanding the recall of lèse-majesté law

The contentious provision that is at the heart of the protests is Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code or the lèse-majesté law which criminalizes a broad range of actions concerning defamation or insult to the monarchy and the larger royal family.

Sweeping top court judgment endangers Thailand’s pro-democracy protests

In a ruling during a treason trial of three activists, the Constitutional Court found that demands for monarchy reforms are akin to overthrowing the monarchy. Activists fear the Chan-o-cha government will use the ruling to crackdown on opposition and the ongoing protests

Thailand protests As petition against Thailand’s lèse-majesté law receives over 200,000 signatures, pressure on government grows

As authorities in Thailand have escalated the political crackdown on activists through prosecutions and lawsuits, civil society groups and progressive movements continue demanding legal changes, accountability, and the release of political detainees

Thailand Demonstration against lèse-majesté Thai activists renew push for repeal of lèse-majesté law with petitions and demonstrations

Different groups are trying to mobilize for repealing Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code, which they argue has been weaponized as a tool for political repression by the pro-military government

Dozens, including nine minors, arrested in Thailand in massive crackdown on protests

During a violent attempt to disperse protesters on Saturday, September 11, Thai police arrested 78 people, including nine minors and 20 who were not even protesters. 52 were detained over the weekend

Thailand protests Thai capital hit by daily protests against pandemic mismanagement

Thailand has recently seen a massive surge in COVID-19 infections, with a seven-day average of 15,500 cases per day. The government is under fire from the opposition and protesters for its mishandling of the pandemic

Protests surge in Thailand surge as govt. faces no-confidence motion

A no-confidence motion has been moved against prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his colleagues, including public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul, for mishandling the COVID-19 pandemic

Thai government face no-confidence motion as protesters vow to intensify struggle

Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five other members of his cabinet face a no-confidence motion from the opposition over allegations of corruption and mismanagement of the pandemic

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