Bencharat Sae Chua
10 May 2016
Despites laws on community rights under previous constitutions, academics and activists pointed out that rights over resources for local communities have been put under severe strain from the authoritarian regime of the Thai junta. Academics and human rights activists gathered at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus in Bangkok, on Monday, 9 May 2016, at a public forum titled ‘Judicial Process, Community Rights and Human Defenders’ to discuss community rights under the military regime in Thailand.
25 Apr 2016
Police officers confiscated campaign flyers against the junta-sponsored draft constitution from an academic and attempted to take her to a police station. At around 4 pm on Monday, 25 April 2016, police officers confiscated flyers titled ‘7 Reasons Not to Accept the Draft Constitution’ from Bencharat Sae-Chua, a political scientist teaching at Mahidol University, at a forum on the double questions on the draft constitution at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
10 Jul 2015
Thai military officers have visited academics the 14 embattled anti-junta activists to ask about their political stance. Bencharat Sae Chua, a lecturer of the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies of Mahidol University (IHRP), told Prachatai Thai that on Wednesday, 8 July 2015, five military officers came to the university to ask her and other lecturers about their political stance and whether they support the 14 anti-junta activists, who have been temporarily released.