2014 Martial law
12 May 2015
In May 2014 Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha stated that he wanted “to create an enabling environment that would facilitate the holding of elections” which “ will be free and fair, so that [it] can become a solid foundation for a complete Thai democracy”. Unfortunately in practice the human rights situation in Thailand is moving in the opposite direction and every action by the military government seems to have the specific purpose of silencing dissent and eliminating any effective opposition.
12 Mar 2015
(New York, March 12, 2015) – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon should press
2 Feb 2015
Martial Law and the Military Court: Civil and Political Rights in Thailand (22 May 2014-15 January 2015) On 2nd Febuary 2015, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) launched a new report, "Martial Law and the Military Court: Civil and Political Rights in Thailand (22 May 2014-15 January 2015)." Following the 22 May 2014 coup, the jurisdiction of the military court system has been extended to civilian cases.
30 Jan 2015
Pro-coup ultra-nationalists have attacked the Facebook page of the US Embassy in Bangkok after the US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific criticized the junta’s martial law, with some comments going as far as calling the US terrorists.
29 Jan 2015
(New York, January 29, 2015) – Thailand’s military government has severely repressed fundamental rights and freedoms since the May 22, 2014 coup, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Re
28 Jan 2015
A group of pro-coup nationalist Thais rallied in front of the US Embassy in Bangkok, calling on the US to stop interfering in Thai politics after Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, criticized the imposition of the martial law during his visit to Bangkok. The group calling themselves “The Network for the Protection of Thais’ Benefits and Dignity” gathered at the US Embassy on Wednesday and read a statement to the Embassy. In the letter, the group urged the Unite
20 Dec 2014
12 civil society organisations based in Thailand’s Northeast have condemned the junta’s suppression of freedom of expression, stating that national reform is only a pretence to enable the junta
20 Dec 2014
Six months after Thailand’s martial law is imposed discontent stirs across diverse factions.
11 Dec 2014
In an unprecedented decision a military court has granted bail to a 50-year-old cook, accused of possessing illegal weapons after having denied her bail request four times.
10 Dec 2014
Half a year after the coup d’état in May, martial law is still in place and all kinds of political expression against the junta, no matter how peaceful, are still not tolerated by the military regime. Similar to people who swiftly reacted against the military during the first few weeks after the coup with rallies, raising three-fingered salutes taken from the Hunger Games, or holding blank sheets of A4 paper, the paranoid military regime still arrests and detains people for ordinary actions.
9 Dec 2014
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December, the French Embassy in Bangkok will present an award to the anti-coup Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, which is one of a few organization providing legal assistance to those affected by the 2014 military coup d’état, and suspects facing lèse-majesté charges .
25 Nov 2014
After the paranoid Thai military pressured students in northern Thailand to cancel a discussion during a lunch session, students responded by distributing anti-junta leaflets in the university’s restrooms. Over 30 military officers came to Chiang Mai University on Tuesday afternoon to monitor an activity ‘Eating and Debating Student Activities under Martial Law’, an event organized by students from Chiang Mai University in the northern province of Chiang Mai.