20 Jul 2022
Monarchy reform activists Nutthanit and Netiporn, who are being held in pre-trial detention on royal defamation charges, have once again been denied bail despite being hospitalized after collapsing during a witness examination hearing from severe pain and fatigue from their hunger strike.
19 Jul 2022
Thai authorities should immediately drop the charges and release pro-democracy activists detained for insulting the monarchy (lese majeste), Human Rights Watch said today (19 July).
29 Apr 2021
Following reports of visits to detained student activists Parit Chiwarak and Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, and reports that Parit has been on a hunger strike to demand the right to temporary release or the right to bail since 15 March 2021, and his health has become so frail that he is pale and blood was found in his stools, Amnesty International calls for the Thai authorities to release and drop charges against the activists.
22 Feb 2017
Monks and worshippers of the Dhammakaya sect have staged a protest against orders for the arrest of their spiritual leader, after the authorities blocked them from entering the temple. On 22 February 2017, Ai Petthong, a representative of Dhammakaya followers, told the media that the authorities have prohibited over a thousand worshippers from entering Dhammakaya temple.
23 Aug 2016
A military court in Thailand’s northeast has granted bail for a hunger striking anti-junta student activist. A t-shirt with the word “commoners" has been also deemed a threat to national security by a court officer. On Tuesday, 23 August 2016, the military court in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen granted bail for Jatuphat Boonpattaraksa, also known as Phai, the pro-democracy activist who staged a hunger strike from 6 to 19 August.
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 Aug 2016
An anti-junta activist has been released on bail after nearly two weeks of a hunger strike. On Friday, 19 August 2016, Phu Khiao Provincial Court released Jatuphat Boonpattaraksa, an anti-junta activist from the New Democracy Movement, from the prison of Phu Khiao District, in the northeastern province of Chaiyaphum, reported Matichon Online. Jatuphat was arrested on 6 August after handing out anti-draft charter flyers at a market in Phu Khiao and started a hunger strike s
18 Aug 2016
Jatuphat Boonyapatraksa, the embattled anti-junta activist from Isaan currently on a hunger strike, has received an additional summon order from the police. This brings the charges against him to four in total. Pawinee Chumsri, an attorney from the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), reported on Wednesday, 17 August 2016, that the police has issued another summon order for Jatuphat, a 25-year-old activist from the New Democracy Movement (NDM).
9 Apr 2014
It was the same spot where this 71-year-old man held a 45-day long hunger strike in 1992 to protest against General Suchinda Kraprayoon, then Prime Minister who came from a coup he led in 1991. The protest led to Black May, a people’s uprising in Bangkok which toppled the military regime and paved the way to a more democratic government for Thailand.