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20 Apr 2015
30 April will be the fourth anniversary of the deprivation of freedom of the red-shirt political magazine editor, sentenced to 10 years in jail for articles he did not write. His wife has been very supportive and became active campaigner against Article 112
16 Apr 2015
30 April will be the fourth anniversary of the deprivation of freedom of the red-shirt political magazine editor, sentenced to 10 years in jail for articles he did not write. His wife has been very supportive and became active campaigner against Article 112
7 Apr 2015
Suhaimi Senlae was one of the four unarmed civilian young men killed during a raid in Tung Yang Dang District of restive southern border province of Pattani in late March. Local people say he merely enjoyed himself with drugs when he was brutally shot dead by the authorities. Areeda Samoe, from the Network of Civil Society Women in the Deep South, talked to the family of Suhaimi.  
30 Mar 2015
“Banpodj” is behind a political podcast programme which is very influential among red shirts. To arrest him, the Thai authorities arrested 16 others who were accused of being part of a “Banpodj Network,” an international criminal organization intent on discrediting the Thai monarchy. This report introduces you to Banpodj in a way different from the police story.  
7 Feb 2015
This may be the first play attended at every show by Thai military officers. Not that the Thai military is impressed with the play, but because its content touches on the climate of fear, imposed superficial Thainess, and lèse majesté prisoners. The presence of the military officers, who were assigned to record the performance and audience every night, merely reinforces the message in the restaged Bang-La-Merd: the Land I Do Not Own. It sounds surreal but true that Ornanong Thaisriwong, the director and solo actress in the play, stages a performance about the climate of fear while being watched and taped by real military officers.
27 Jan 2015
As King Bhumibol is aging, it is undeniable that anxiety over the succession looms among Thais. Thongchai Winichakul, the renowned Thai historian, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, discussed the root of this anxiety and the lèse majesté  law
18 Jan 2015
Yukti Mukdawijitra is one of the dissidents who fled the country right after the coup. The Thammasat anthropologist said his role as an anti-coup, pro-democracy activist and campaigner against Article 112 or the lèse majesté law made him feel it was unsafe to stay in the country. Yukti, who is now a fellow at U of Wisconsin at Madison discusses the junta’s campaign to crack down on lèse majesté and the outlook for the country after the coup.
24 Dec 2014
Prachatai’s Thaweeporn Kummetha discussed the situation with Sam Zarifi, Regional Director, Asia and Oceania, of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) about the human rights situation after the military coup d’état in Thailand.
9 Dec 2014
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December, the French Embassy in Bangkok will present an award to the anti-coup Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, which is one of a few organization providing legal assistance to those affected by the 2014 military coup d’état, and suspects facing lèse-majesté charges . 
4 Dec 2014
Since the coup d’état on 22 May, while the human rights situation has deteriorated and Thai people have tried to voice their disapproval of the coup d’état in the face of suppression by the junta, the international community has played a role as a voice denouncing the military government and urging the junta to respect human rights.    Britain is one of the countries with a clear stance toward the coup.
27 Nov 2014
As King Bhumibol is aging, it is undeniable that anxiety over the succession looms among Thais. Thongchai Winichakul, the renowned Thai historian, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, discussed the root of this anxiety 
20 Nov 2014
Prachatai interviewed one of the five student activist, on their goal of holding the activity, experience in the camp and will he 'surrender' this morning. If he does not admit of his 'guilt' for protesting against the coup, he may be fired from university.

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