Thailand’s crackdown on activists has intensified. Protests over lese majeste laws sparked a recent wave of violence towards dissenters.
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A child has been prosecuted in Thailand for insulting the monarchy. HRW urged authorities to drop such charges against children.
Thursday, Thailand announced the highest one-day increase in coronavirus infections in its history, with more than half from jails.
Two pro-democracy activists imprisoned on charges of breaching Thailand’s stringent royal defamation law were granted bail on Friday.
Two students of Thailand’s Thammasat University have been on hunger strike over pre-trial detention on lese majeste charges.
Observers say that the pursuit of a female journalist by authorities in Thailand has exposed the country’s lack of media freedom.
One of the leaders of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement was being administered an intravenous fluid drip in prison.
A pro-democracy movement continues to call for change but Thailand’s deep south conflict that remains unresolved is seldom mentioned.
Thais are protesting despotism but the unyielding repression puts to question the future of the democracy movement in Thailand.
On Saturday, Thai Police clashed with a crowd near the King’s Palace in Bangkok, using rubber bullets to disperse the protestors.