The statistics of repression

21 02 2021

For those who aren’t already following them, it is worth spending some time at the website of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights. These brave lawyers work with many of the arrested and charged protesters and those accused of lese majeste.

Recent reports at their English page includes the following analysis:

Number of persons held in custody at Border Patrol Police Region 1 from participating in political assemblies

There has been a slew of persons relentlessly being taken to and detained at the Border Patrol Police Region 1 in Pathumthani Province as a result of their participation in political assemblies in Bangkok.

According to the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), from 13 October 2020 to 13 February 2021, at least 111 individuals were arrested for participating in political assemblies and were detained at the Border Patrol Police Region 1. TLHR finds such detention unlawful….

A statistical profile of minors charged for political expression and protest, 2020-2021

According to the TLHR database on juvenile prosecution (from 2020 onwards), at least 9 young people from among 16 cases have been prosecuted for political expression and protest.

TLHR Overall Situation in December 2020

In December 2020, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) documented 58 cases related to human rights violations and incidents in provinces in central and southern Thailand: Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Chonburi, Nontaburi, Samut Prakan, and related to Krabi, Songkhla, and Pattani. The number includes 4 cases of arbitrary detention, 2 cases of restriction of freedom of expression, 46 observations and monitoring of court trials, and 6 cases of other forms of harassment and intimidation.


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