2017-05-23 15:40
 

Authorities have reportedly spent 28.4 million baht on a computer program that targets viewers of lèse majesté content.

BBC Thai reported on 23 May 2017 that the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) spent the large sum to procure a social network data analysis program.

2017-05-22 13:03
 

Human rights lawyers have condemned the arrest and detention of the four latest lèse majesté suspects, including a 14-year-old.  

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) on 20 May 2017 issued a statement on the arrest of Chirayu, Rathathamanun, Akharaphong (surnames withheld due to privacy concerns), and a 14-year-old in Khon Kaen on 19 May.

According to the police, the four were arrested for allegedly burning an arch erected in honour of the late King Bhumibol in Chonnabot District of Khon Kaen on 15 May.

2017-05-22 10:27
 

Thailand’s junta has failed to fulfill pledges to respect human rights and restore democratic rule three years after the military coup, Human Rights Watch said today. The ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), led by Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, has instead prolonged its crackdown on basic rights and freedoms, and devised a quasi-democratic system that the military can manipulate and control.