© Thanalop Phalanchai
Human Rights Watch Issues a Statement on a Lese-majeste Charged Thai Teen
April 28, 2023
On April 28, 2023, Human Rights Watch issued a statement calling for the Thai government to free a Tha girl accused of defaming the monarchy.
In this statement, it says, “Thai authorities should immediately release Thanalop and drop the unjust case against her for criticizing the monarchy,” said Elaine Pearson, Asia director at Human Rights Watch.
“By arresting a 15-year-old girl, the Thai government is sending the spine-chilling message that even children aren’t safe from being harshly punished for expressing their opinions.”
See the full statement here: