21 Aug 2019
Infographics by Kittiya On-inSources: Esaan Land Reform News, iLaw, Protection International and Prachatai
16 Aug 2019
In the case of 14 Sapwai villagers from Chaiyaphum Province, sentenced to imprisonment and fines by the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal after refusing to move from their land under the ‘forest reclamation’ policy, their lawyer indicated that the problem started from missing survey data leading to a lack of legal documents, and their defence which the court refused to consider.
1 Aug 2019
After the Forest Industry Organization (FIO) filed a lawsuit against villagers in Bo Kaew, Chaiyaphum, in 2009, the Supreme Court has ordered that the 31 villagers must move off their land before 27 August.
10 Jul 2019
Manushya Foundation and the Thai Business & Human Rights Network call on Thai authorities to remedy the harm caused to the 14 villagers of Sab Wai village by dropping all charges against them, and by restoring their lost rights related to land, livelihood, food, housing and due process.
4 Jul 2019
Northeast villagers get jail terms with big fines under NCPO's Forest Reclamation Policy.
1 Jul 2019
226 civil society organisations and human rights defenders globally have demanded that the Thai government drop all charges against 14 land and human rights defenders in Ban Sapwai, Chaiyaphum, who are currently facing disproportionate imprisonment and fines exceeding one million Thai Baht (approximately USD 32,300). They were found guilty in August last year by the first court for breaching Thailand’s Forest Act and National Park Act despite evidence qualifying for exemption from prosecution as poor, landless and low-income groups.
12 Jun 2019
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and Indigenous Women’s Network of Thailand (IWNT) express our concerns over the charges against land and human rights defenders from Ban Sapwai, Chaiyaphum province.
19 Aug 2016
The hunger striking activist’s mom has kneed in front of a prison insisting on seeing her son after the activist was again detained due to another charge. On Friday, 19 August 2016, Jatuphat Boonpattaraksa, aka Phai, an anti-junta activist from the pro-democracy Dao Din group, was arrested at the provincial court of Phu Khiao District for participating in an anti-junta campaign on 22 May 2015.
19 Jul 2016
The Thai authorities have accused three villagers in Chaiyaphum Province in Isaan, northeastern Thailand, of trespassing in a National Park.
6 Jul 2016
The authorities in Isan, Thailand’s northeast, have fired a Deputy Village Head because he allowed a human rights rally to take place. Phanthep Saokoson, District Chief of Chum Phae District of Khon Kaen Province, on 1 July 2016 summoned Charun Saeram, the 57-year-old Deputy Village Head of Sam Pak Nam Village in the district, to his office and informed him that he had been removed from his position, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported.
21 Apr 2016
A land rights activist and leader of an embattled village community in the northeastern (Isan) province of Chaiyaphum has reportedly been missing for five days.
8 Apr 2016
Poor people across the country continue to be affected from the junta’s policy to reclaim protected areas. The latest eviction, without any relocation plan, involves 800 families in six villages in the northeastern province of Chaiyaphum. Villagers who live in the protected area of Sai Thong National Park, Wang Takhe Sub-district, Nong Bua Rawe District, have been facing a state campaign to evict them since June 2014.