The authorities have summoned a student activist who planned to hold a pro-election rally in Chiang Mai.
Winter is coming but a school in the northeastern province of Buriram has banned colourful coats during Thailand’s mourning period. On 3 November 2016, Somsak Taemsoaksoong, the principal of Nangrong School announced in an assembly that only black, grey and white coats were allowed and colourful coats would be confiscated, reported Khaosod English. “Government officials [like our school staff] have to wear black for
The authorities continue to suppress local activists and villagers who oppose petroleum exploration in villages in Thailand’s Northeast. According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), the military on 25 February brought Thawatchai Surat, a northeastern energy activist, to Buriram Muang Police Station and tried to force him to sign an agreement not to campaign against a petroleum operator. However, Thawatchai refused to sign any document.
Six months after Thailand’s martial law is imposed discontent stirs across diverse factions.
The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to express grave concern about the arrest of Prom Jarana (64 years old), a human rights defender and land rights activist with the Assembly of the Poor in Kaobart Village, Nondindaeng District, Buriram province. According to information provided by Protection International and the Assembly of the Poor to the AHRC, Prom was arrested by a group of soldiers and police at his home at 10:30 am on 17 July 2014 and taken to a military camp. His arrest comes after weeks of intimidation and threatened evictions against the community.