112 The Series

  • 20.01.2021
    112 the series: Unchan’s Historic Case of 29 Counts   Translator’s Note: This narrative account of the life and case of Unchan, who was charged with 29 counts of violation of Article 112, was first disseminated in Thai on 13 January 2020. The uncertainty about Unchan’s fate with which the article ends has now become certain. On 19 January 2020, the Criminal Court sentenced her to 87 years...
  • 10.02.2018
    By Manut Longhon   A woman rushed out of the wooden bench immediately after the courtroom door was opened. Prison officers in kaki uniform were guarding the alleged offender out of the room. He was a man in his late fifties, his big body with grayish hair high-undercut. He was wearing prisoner uniform—short-sleeved orange shirt and dark purple shorts. Barefoot, he quickly made his way...
  • 19.02.2016
    The news of Jaruwan’s lèse majesté case broke in the middle of November 2014. A soldier in the Office of the Judge Advocate General filed a complaint against her and then the police took action. The case was one of “Facebook lèse majesté” in which an allegedly defamatory post had been shared nearly 10,000 times online. A few days later, two men who were friends of Jaruwan were arrested in...
  • 27.01.2016
        Although Chanwit turned 60 in 2015, he was still as attuned to politics as he had been as a  young man. He jointed the October 1973 and October 1976 movements and struggled until he lost his liberty. In 2015, Chanwit once again lost his liberty when a leaflet he distributed during a political demonstration in 2007 at the Nonthaburi pier was deemed to fall within the scope of...
  • 11.01.2016
      Nat is a tall, slender, and energetic man. I have known him for nearly two years, but I cannot remember when and where we met for the first time. Perhaps the court, or if not, then the prison. Places where others do not want to be caught.   Nat told me that his interest in politics began in 2006. He registered as a member of a webboard in order to express his political opinions. I...