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Thai Political Activist Jailed for Mocking, Impersonating Queen
September 14, 2022

Thai Political Activist Jailed for Mocking, Impersonating Queen

By Sebastian Strangio
Jatuporn Saeoueng was convicted of insulting Queen Suthida by impersonating her at a demonstration in October 2020.

Can Marriage Equality Become a Reality in Thailand?
September 02, 2022

Can Marriage Equality Become a Reality in Thailand?

By Mookdapa Yangyuenpradorn and Sippachai Kunnuwong
Recent legislative developments have raised hopes, but the Thai government could still sink the LGBTQ dream of equal rights.
America’s Aid Imperium and Human Rights in Southeast Asia
March 25, 2022

America’s Aid Imperium and Human Rights in Southeast Asia

By Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr.
Has U.S. foreign aid led to advancements in rights or increased repression in Southeast Asia?

Thailand’s Lese-Majeste Law Takes Center Stage at UN Rights Review
November 19, 2021

Thailand’s Lese-Majeste Law Takes Center Stage at UN Rights Review

By Pavin Chachavalpongpun
To make a breakthrough on the lèse-majesté problem in Thailand, the international community must seriously rethink its strategy.

Thailand’s Escalating Crackdown on Dissent
October 28, 2021

Thailand’s Escalating Crackdown on Dissent

By Pornpen Khongkachonkiet
Thailand may be opening up to tourists, but for many activists it is still a prison.

A Year on, No Word on Fate of Abducted Thai Dissident
June 04, 2021

A Year on, No Word on Fate of Abducted Thai Dissident

By Sebastian Strangio
The rights group Amnesty International calls the Cambodian government's investigation “negligent.”

Thai Government Readies Legal Shackles for Civil Society
May 07, 2021

Thai Government Readies Legal Shackles for Civil Society

By Sebastian Strangio
If passed, the law will be used to target organizations deemed to threaten Thailand's entrenched political elite.
Thai Court Denies Bail for Hunger Striking Protest Leaders
April 30, 2021

Thai Court Denies Bail for Hunger Striking Protest Leaders

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came as Prime Minister Prayut assumed sweeping new powers to fight the current outbreak of COVID-19.

Under Cover of Myanmar’s Coup, Neighboring Countries Continue Crackdowns
February 10, 2021

Under Cover of Myanmar’s Coup, Neighboring Countries Continue Crackdowns

By Sebastian Strangio
Once again, Myanmar is the pariah state that relativizes the rest of the region’s abuses.

With Severe Sentence, Thailand Deepens Its War on Critics of the Monarchy
January 20, 2021

With Severe Sentence, Thailand Deepens Its War on Critics of the Monarchy

By Sebastian Strangio
Thailand wields a controversial law in its attempt to stamp out a campaign of student-led protests.

Sister of Missing Thai Dissident Meets with Cambodian Judge
December 08, 2020

Sister of Missing Thai Dissident Meets with Cambodian Judge

By Associated Press
Wanchalearm Satsaksit was snatched off the street in front of his Phnom Penh apartment in early June.
UN Renews Push on Thai Activist’s Disappearance
September 16, 2020

UN Renews Push on Thai Activist’s Disappearance

By Sebastian Strangio
Correspondence reveals the Cambodian government's threadbare investigation into the apparent abduction.

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