Dao Din Group

27 Jun 2015
(New York, June 27, 2015) – Thai authorities should immediately drop all charges and release unconditionally 14 student activists who peacefully expressed opposition to military rule, Human Rights Watch said today. 
27 Jun 2015
The Thai Military Court detained 14 embattled students activists accused of violating the Thai junta’s political assembly ban amid a crowd who came to give moral support to the students.   At 00:20 am on Saturday, the Bangkok Military Court granted custody permission to detain 14 student activists who are accused of violating the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order No. 7/2014, which prohibits any political gathering of more than five persons for holding symbolic events to commemorate the 2014 coup d’état on 22 May.
19 Jun 2015
The Thai junta has threatened to issue arrest warrants against anti-coup student activists who refuse to report to the police.   On Thursday, Col Winthai Suwaree, the spokesperson of the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), announced that if the student activists from the Dao Din Group, an anti-junta student activist group from the northeastern province of Khon Kaen, fail to report to the police on 18 June, the police will issue arrest warrants against them.
16 Jun 2015
Seven embattled student activists from Thailand’s Northeast met UN and British Embassy staff to discuss their legal struggle and the human rights situation under the military government.   The seven are members of a renowned student activist group based in Khon Kaen University, the Dao Din Group, who have been charged with defying the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)’s Order No. 7/2014, which prohibits a political gathering of more than five persons, for holding activity to commemorate the 2014 coup d’état on 22 May.
16 Jun 2015
The Thai military summoned a lecturer at a university in Thailand’s Northeast, for questioning about his relationship with an anti-junta activist group in the region.   On 12 June, military officers of the northeastern province of Maha Sarakham summoned Chainarong Sretthachau, a lecturer at Mahasarakham University, to ask about the lecturer’s affiliation with the Dao Din group, an anti-junta student activist group based in Khon Kaen University. Chainarong, however, informed the officers that he would like to postpone the meeting to 15 June.
15 Jun 2015
The Thai military summoned four leaders of an activist group in Isan, Thailand’s northeast, for joining the blessing ceremony for an anti-junta student activist who staged an activity to commemorate the 2014 coup d’état last month.   At 10.30 am on Friday, military officers in the northeastern province of Kalasin summoned four activists from the local Ban Na Mun-Dun Sat Environmental Protection Group for a talk. 
9 Jun 2015
Seven student activists in Thailand’s Northeast, Isan Region, refused to appear at a police station on Monday while activist groups from many regions of the nation marched to show their moral support. On 8 June, seven student activists of Dao Din, a student activist group based in Khon Kaen University who were summoned by the police, refused to report to the police in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen. They hoped that their ‘civil resistance movement’ could inspire other activists and people to show solidarity against the military regime.
22 May 2015
Thai military officers have detained students activists in Isan, Thailand’s Northeast, for holding an anti-junta political activity on the first anniversary of 2014 coup d’état.   At 1:27 pm on Friday, police and military officers arrested and detained seven student activists from the Dao Din group, a student activist group based in Khon Kaen University, in front of Khon Kaen Province’s replica of the Democracy Monument.
23 Mar 2015
Community members, lawyers, academics, and students from the Northeast and Bangkok convened this Friday to kick off a new political movement to defend the rights of Isaan people under martial law. Community members openly discuss widespread repression under martial law in a rare event held in Bangkok on Friday.
26 Jan 2015
Environmental and civil society groups condemned the new mining bill for ignoring environmental and health impacts and urged the junta government to stop deliberating the bill until Thailand has real representatives of the people.
3 Jan 2015
Part III of the Modern Thai Student Movement paper focuses on two other student organizations of Isan, Khon Kaen and Mahasarakham, who describe themselves as apolitical. While one focus on local social development and problems in education, the other set their goals on amending the “SOTUS” system, perceived as one of the social ill.
31 Dec 2014
In Part II of the Modern Thai student Movement paper, we look into how 2 student organizations in Isan, Thailand’s Northeast, began. While one focus on raising political awareness and mobilisation, another choose to focus on grassroots and local issues. Both, however, describe themselves as neither Red or Yellow along the current color-coded political divide.

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