April-May 2010 political violence

20 Jul 2015
The Appeal Court sentenced an anti-establishment red shirt to almost 27 years in prison for possessing and offering to sell illegal weapons. On 17 July 2015, the Appeal Court on Ratchadaphisek Road of Bangkok sentenced Surachai Tevarat, aka Rang, a 31-year-old member of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) to 26 years and 8 months imprisonment.
20 May 2015
(New York, May 19, 2015) – Five years on, the Thai government has not prosecuted those responsible for the 2010 political violence in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today.
10 Apr 2015
The Thai military ordered relatives of red shirts who were killed during the April-May 2010 military crackdown on the red shirt protest to cancel a Buddhist ceremony to mourn the victims, claiming that the event could carry political connotations. On Thursday afternoon, military officers stormed into Wat Kerdkan Udom in Khlong Luang District of Pathum Thani Province, north of Bangkok, and forced relatives of the anti-establishment red shirts who were killed during the April-May 2010 political violence to cancel a Buddhist ceremony to mourn the deaths.
9 Apr 2015
Khaosod English: A top Redshirt leader says he will comply with the junta's orders to scale back an event planned for Friday to commemorate the Redshirt protesters who were killed in the 2010 military crackdown. 
19 Mar 2015
The military on Wednesday filed a lèse majesté complaint against a key witness to military killings in 2010 and a suspect in an explosives attack at a Bangkok court.    Col Wijan Jodtaeng, Director of the Law and Human Rights Department of the Internal Security Operation Command, and other staff of the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) on Wednesday filed the complaint with the police against Nattatida Meewangpla under Article 112.    Col Wijan also submitted as evidence screenshots of chat logs of the suspe
20 Feb 2015
The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the decision of the Appeal Court to accept Prachatai’s lawsuit against the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) for unfairly blocking the news website for almost nine months in the wake of the 2010 political violence.    The Supreme Court’s decision allows a civil case between Prachatai as plaintiff and MICT and the Finance Ministry as defendants to go to trial.   Five years ago, when the anti-establishment red-shirt supporters staged mass demonstrations in March-May 2010, th
10 Dec 2014
Update: Phayao and Nattapat Akkakad were released without charge.
16 Oct 2014
Jaran Ditapichai, red-shirt leader and veteran political activist, has been charged with lèse majesté in connection with the play ‘The Wolf Bride’.
14 Oct 2014
  Five suspects, accused of being the ‘Men in Black’, recanted their confessions, and said their confessions were made under duress due to alleged torture and ill-treatment during military detention, according to their lawyer.
10 Oct 2014
The accounts of torture include electric shocks to the genitals, suffocation, continuous beatings all night, and detention in a hole in the ground, while the hole was being filled. 
11 Sep 2014
  Thai police on Thursday said that they had arrested five red shirts suspected of being “men in black” who allegedly attacked the military near the Democracy Monument in April 2010, resulting in 26 civilian and military deaths.
4 Sep 2014
The Appeal Court on Thursday affirmed the decision of the Court of First Instance to acquit two red-shirt supporters who were accused of committing arson at the Central World shopping plaza during the 2010 political violence in Bangkok.    The public prosecutor accused Saichon Paebua, 32, and Pinit Channarong, 30, of committing arson at the Central World shopping plaza at Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong shopping district, killing Kittipong Somsuk, a red-shirt supporter who was hiding in the mall.


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