8 Jan 2017
If legislation passes, suspects and prisoners accused of lèse majesté and corruption will no longer be eligible for political amnesty.
11 Nov 2013
Thousands of red shirts led by Sombat Boongamanong gathered at Ratchaprasong intersection on Sunday to voice out against the blanket amnesty draft bill.
10 Nov 2013
A few thousand anti-establishment red-shirt supporters gathered at Ratchaprasong intersection, a commercial district of Bangkok, to protest against the controversial blanket amnesty draft bill and show support for the ruling Pheu Thai government.
7 Nov 2013
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) would like to express grave concern about the current state of the draft amnesty bill in Thailand. The draft amnesty bill is broad, vague, and appears to be motivated by political expediency at the expense of human rights, justice, and the rule of law. If passed in its current form, the bill will allow murderers to walk free without even a slap on the wrist.
5 Nov 2013
Prachatai talks to various red shirt factions -- progressive activists, former political prisoners as well as prisoners currently jailed as a result of the 2010 political conflict -- about their opinions on the blanket amnesty bill, which is scheduled to be considered by the Senate next week.
4 Nov 2013
Comments offered by law scholars Nitirat (the Enlightened Jurists) on the Draft Amnesty for Those Who Committed Offences as a Result of the Political Protests and Political Expression of the People B.E…..
4 Nov 2013
Nitirat, a group of law scholars from Thammasat University, warned on Thursday that the passing of the blanket amnesty bill would contradict the constitution and could results in lawsuits at the Constitutional Court against Members of Parliament.
30 Oct 2013
Different groups have different reasons for opposing the blanket amnesty bill, which many Pheu Thai MPs are going full-steam ahead with.
24 Oct 2013
Oct 24, 2013 – Families and relatives of those killed during the 2010 political violence rallied from the Democracy Monument to the Parliament House on Thursday to oppose the government’s attempt to pass a bill which grants a blanket amnesty for all sides.
21 Oct 2013
Last Friday, the House Committee on the proposed Amnesty bill decided to grant amnesty for all political offenders in the last 7 years (2006 – 2013). The news shocked many political observers: Red Shirts, Yellow Shirts, and non-partisans in the present political conflict. The decision clearly contrasted what the government of Pheu Thai party has kept telling society since it pushed this bill to parliament.
5 Sep 2013
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty-fourth session, Agenda Item 3, General Debate A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status