Loei

19 Apr 2018
A court in Loei has acquitted seven anti-mine activists of coercing administrative officials and violating the controversial public assembly law. Their actions constituted freedom of expression and were merely to protect their community, said the judge. On 19 April 2018, the Loei Provincial Court dismissed a lawsuit against seven members of the Khon Rak Baan Koed group (KRBK), (translated into English as ‘People Who Love Their Home’).
8 Jan 2018
Villagers in Loei have vowed to fight against gold mining and urged the junta not to prolong its power after the election.
29 Oct 2014
(Bangkok, 28 October 2014) Defamation charges against community based human rights defenders who exposed alleged human rights abuses by Tungkum Company Limited (TKL) should be dropped immediately, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) said today. The Order Announcement of Mr. Surapan Rujichaiwat will be held on 29 October at 13.30 pm in the Phuket Provincial Court to rule whether or not to proceed with the case. Meanwhile Ms. Porntip Hongchai is due to stand trial on 3 November 2014 in the same court.
27 Aug 2014
The conflict over the mine in Loei is the first test of the junta’s policy to create reconciliation. The villagers say they have lost trust after the military intervened.
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.
Subscribe to Loei