2014 General Election
27 Jun 2017
The Appeal Court has dismissed the charges against a suspect known as the ‘popcorn gunman’ accused of attempting to murder red shirt protesters in February 2014. On 27 June 2017, judges read the Appeal Court’s verdict on Wiwat Yodprasit, a 25-year-old man accused of shooting at red shirt protesters during a confrontation between anti-establishment red shirts and People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) anti-election protesters in 2014.
28 Jul 2016
Two years after the 2014 coup d’état, a provincial court in southern Thailand has handed a suspended jail term to a leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) over an anti-election protest. Ranong Provincial Court on Wednesday, 27 July 2016, handed a jail term of one year and six months and a 30,000 baht fine to Sucheep Patthong, a leader of the PDRC protest in Ranong.
3 Mar 2016
The Criminal Court has sentenced a suspect known as the ‘popcorn gunman’ to 37 years and four months in prison for attempted murder and carrying a weapon in public during the political violence in February 2014.
17 Nov 2015
The Civil and Political Rights Subcommittee of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has concluded that although the 2013-2014 anti-election protests of People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) were overall constitutional, they violated the rights of others.
6 Nov 2015
A court has dismissed charges against an anti-election protester accused of preventing the 2014 advance election, saying that it was election officials who cancelled the election. The Phra Khanong District Court, Bangkok, on Thursday, 5 November 2015, dismissed charges against Thawatchai Promchan, 45, a former key leader of the People’s Force and Thai Energy Reform Network, a political group which joined the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), an anti-election group, to prevent advance voting in 2014.
5 Oct 2015
The Criminal Court has postponed to next year the trial of key members of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), an anti-election election group, charged with sedition and preventing the 2014 election.
29 Sep 2015
Prosecutors have indicted eight anti-election protesters for barricading Bangkok’s election venues during advanced voting in the election in early 2014. At the Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, at 11 am on Monday, 28 September 2015, prosecutors indicted Tinnakorn Plodpai, 35, one of the leaders of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), an anti-election mob, for barricading the election venue in Bang Kapi District of Bangkok on 26 January 2014.
10 Jul 2015
The Criminal Court has dropped charges against anti-election protesters who barricaded a Bangkok District Office in early 2014 to prevent the general election from taking place. According to T News, at 10:00 am on Thursday, 9 July 2015, Bangkok’s Criminal Court dropped charges against People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) demonstrators who barred the Din Daeng District Office in northern Bangkok, to prevent the distribution of ballot papers polling stations on 2 February 2014.
26 Feb 2015
Despite good electoral laws, Thailand’s 2014 election failed due to deeply partisan politics and the failures of the Election Commission, according to research which ranks Thailand’s election 88th of 127 elections held in 107 countries in 2012-2014.
25 Sep 2014
The victim of a violent confrontation between the pro-government and anti-government camps in February has died today without receiving justice. Akaew Sae-Liew, a 72-year-old street vendor, was shot on his neck by gunmen, believably to be affiliated with the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), during a confrontation between the red shirts and anti-election PDRC guards at Lak Si Intersection on 1 February. After the incident, Akaew suffered from paralysis for eight months before his death this morning.
7 Jul 2014
The latest round of Thai political crisis, which ended with a coup d'etat, started with the controversial blanket amnesty bill, supported by the leading Pheu Thai party and also about to end with the manesty.