9 Mar 2017
On International Women’s Day, police officers pressed charges against seven female villagers for opposing a local gold mine. On 8 March 2016, officers from Wang Saphung Police Station pressed charges against seven villagers for protesting against a local gold mine. The seven were accused of threatening officials and violating NCPO Head Order 3/2015, the junta’s ban on public gatherings of five people or more.
11 Nov 2016
A court has dismissed defamation charges filed by a gold mining company against local activists, ruling that the defendants deserve the right to reveal useful information to the public. On 9 November 2016, the Bangkok Criminal Court dismissed the lawsuit filed by Akara Resources Public Company Ltd against Somlak Hutanuwat and Thanyarat Si
22 Jul 2014
Villagers from northeastern Loei Province have urged the military junta to allow villagers' participation in solving a conflict with a mine operator after the military junta intervened and tried to solve the issue without local participation. The villagers in six villages in the province have been protesting against mining firms that set up operations to extract resources from the area for the past few years.