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6 Sep 2019
Thai authorities must immediately investigate the disappearance of Od Sayavong, a Lao activist seeking asylum, FIDH and its member organization Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR) urged today.
18 Jul 2019
Even though the NCPO was formally dissolved once the new cabinet took the oath of office before King Vajiralongkorn on Tuesday (16 July), several activists have reported being visited at home by police officers. Sa-nguan Khumrungroj's Facebook post with photos of the officers who visited him
28 Jun 2019
Activist Sirawith “Ja New” Serithiwat was assaulted earlier this morning (28 June), said Nuttaa Mahattana.
27 Jun 2019
On Monday (24 June), Amnesty International Thailand (AI) issued a call for appeals to be sent to the Thai government in the case of the 17 activists facing charges for their participation in a peaceful assembly outside Pathumwan Police Station on 24 June 2015
3 Jun 2019
Sirawith ‘Ja New’ Serithiwat was assaulted on the night of 2 June at Ratchada Soi 7, near The Street department store. He said at least 5 perpetrators assaulted him with kicks and a wooden stick. Sirawith at the hospital
13 May 2019
Ekkachai Hongkangwan, a well-known political activist, has been assaulted for the 7th time in front of the court.  A political activist, with bruises on his face, shows his right hand splinted at Paolo Hospital. Source: Ekkachai Hongkangwan's Facebook Page
28 Feb 2018
News item: National Security Council (NSC) secretary-general Wallop Raksanoh has “pledged to go after those who are financially supporting pro-election activists”.  General Wallop pledged to “hunt down those who are the backers of the group,” saying that the “activists would not pose such a major problem if people were not egging them on.” The scene:  A meeting room at the National Security Council, where the Egging On Investigation Team is reporting its findings. So, have you interrogated all the suspects? Yes, sir.  59 of them.
30 Jan 2018
The junta has file charges against seven pro-democracy activists for criminal sedition and violating the junta’s public assembly ban after the seven held a symbolic activity calling for elections last weekend.   On 30 January 2018, the junta has ordered seven of the most prominent pro-democracy activists charged with crimes including sedition after they launched a protest campaign calling for general elections to be held in November.   Read more at
21 Mar 2017
Thai authorities should immediately and transparently investigate the shooting death of a teenage ethnic Lahu activist who had been detained by the military, Human Rights Watch said today.
29 Jun 2016
Demand the junta government to cease prosecution three women unionists and students and release all activists being detained in a prison.   According to Thursday 23 June 2016’s incident, the authorities arrested three women unionists, namely, Miss Kornchanok Thanakhun, academic committee of Textile, Garment, and Leather Workers’ Federation of Thailand (TWFT), Miss Tuenjai Waengkha and Miss Peemai Ratwongsa from Triumph International Labour Union of Thailand as well as ten student activists during dessiminating information about how to vote in the referendum for th
28 Jun 2016
On 23 June 2016, students and a group of labor union board members campaigned around the Bang Phli Industrial Estate to disseminate information about the draft constitution and urge people to exercise their right to vote in the referendum. But soldiers and police interrupted and stopped them. They were arrested and accused of violating Head of the NCPO Order No. 3/2558 [2015] and the Referendum Act of B.E. 2559 [2016].
24 Jun 2016
We are concerned by the arrests of 13 activists in Thailand who were detained for defying a military order banning political gatherings of five or more people. Eight of those arrested on June 23 in Bang Plee Industrial Area in Samut Prakarn Province, south of Bangkok, were students affiliated with the New Democracy Movement (NDM). The three others were labour rights activists. At the time of their arrest, they were distributing leaflets related to the upcoming referendum on the draft Constitution.

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