About 50 people, led by the Assembly for the Defence of Democracy (AFDD), a group of pro-electoral democracy academics, organized an anti-martial law activity on Thursday evening, which suddenly turned into an anti-coup event after learning that the military had seized power at 5 pm on Thursday. Puangthong R.
The National Peace and Order Maintenance Council (NPOMC), a special security body led by coup maker Army Chief Prayuth Chan-ocha, announced several orders early on Friday morning which aim at limiting the freedom of expression and information of Thai citizens. These measures were added after many TV channels and radio stations were forced to stop broadcasting their own programmes and only relay signals from the army’s TV and radio stations.
The Thai Army issued an order under Martial Law at around 8 pm on Tuesday, prohibiting media from interviewing anyone other than current civil servants, which may “bring about conflict, distortion (of fact), and cause confusion to society, which may lead to violence.”
Thailand: Imposition of martial law is unnecessary, disproportionate, and illegal Paris, Bangkok, 20 May 2014 - The Thai Army’s imposition of martial law is an unnecessary, disproportionate, and illegal measure that pushes Thailand further away from a political solution to the ongoing turmoil, FIDH and its member organization Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) said today. The two organizations urged the immediate l
General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, signed Announcement No. 1/2557  of the Royal Thai Army, on the matter of the promulgatเon of the Martial Law Act, on 20 May 2557 . Following examination, it is the view of the Khana Nitirat that the aforementioned announcement of the Royal Thai Army is unconstitutional and illegal. This is the case for the following reasons: 1.
The Thai Army on Tuesday at around 7 pm issued an order under martial law, prohibiting social media users from posting comments which incite conflict and violence, and ordered the temporary shutdown of four more media outlets.
The Thammasat University law scholars group Nitirat has called on the government to revoke martial law which was declared by the army early on Tuesday morning, saying that the law was declared arbitrarily without the approval of HM the King.
Thailand’s Democrat Party decided to boycott the February 2 general election. This is not the first time that the party has boycotted general election. Why have the Democrats, the oldest political party in the kingdom, repeated their decision? Will the boycott lead to yet another coup d’état? Prachatai talked to Prajak Kogkirati, a political scientist from Thammasat University.
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…..