20 Jan 2015
Throughout Thai history, state officials, especially police and army officers, who perpetrated torture and enforced disappearances, have never been punished and have never admitted their crimes. This year a bill against the 2 crimes was completed which has been praised by experts. However, under the military junta regime, which itself is a threat to human rights, one must be very sceptical about the bill really being passed into law.
13 Jan 2015
A Thai shopping mall operator embraced the imposition of the martial law after the May 2014 coup d’état, saying that there is no need to worry about political rallies to obstruct the business.
3 Dec 2014
The police arrested two men for distributing anti-junta leaflets last week and charged them with instigating conflict and instability in the country. According to Matichon online, Pol Maj Gen Sriwara Rangsiphramnakul, commander of the Metropolitan Police, held a press briefing on Tuesday about the arrests of Sithitat Laowanichtanapha, 54, and Wachira Thongsuk. The two men were accused of distributing fliers against the junta at the Victory Monument in central Bangkok in the early hours of 23 November.
2 Dec 2014
The military claimed that Khon Kaen three-fingered activists were hired by local politicians to discredit the junta leader and urged students not to use emotion to follow the anti-coup after several groups of student activists join hands in denouncing the junta’s martial law. Maj Gen Kampanat Ruddit, the deputy Army Chief-of-Staff said on Monday that five Khon Kaen students from Dao Din group, who were arrested for waving three fingers and wearing t-shirts with the message reads ‘No Coup’ during Prayuth’s, the head of the junta, visit in the northern province of
23 Nov 2014
The military in Chiang Mai threatened two anti-coup protesters who gave the three-fingered salute in Chiang Mai city, warning that the military will ‘visit’ them at their homes if they do not stop their political activity. Earlier an editor was detained for flashing the anti-coup symbol in the same incident.
22 Nov 2014
[Upadte]: The military arrested two more peple on Saturday in Chiang Mai for flashing the three-fingered salutes in the anti-junta picture posted on Facebook on Friday after they arrested Nithipong and forced him to sign an agreement not to join any political activities again. The military in Chiang Mai arrested an editor for flashing a three-fingered salute in Chiang Mai. The editor was released after being coerced into signing the military-drafted agreement not to engage in political activity again
22 Nov 2014
Thailand must end immediately the prosecution of civilians in military tribunals and transfer all remaining cases to the civilian courts, said the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) today. On 18 November 2014, the Bangkok Military Tribunal convicted a political broadcaster, Khathawut B., of lese majeste under article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code and Article 14 of the Computer Crimes Act, and sentenced him to five years in jail following a plea of guilty.
21 Nov 2014
A planned seminar held by student activists from Burapha University in the eastern province of Chonburi, were forced canceled after about five to six police and military officers About six military and police officers at 1.30pm stormed in the Burapha University in the eastern province of Chonburi and coerced the university not to allow a seminar, held by students activists, to be cancelled. The military claimed they were “not comfortable” with the activity. The event is named “Rights, Freedo
21 Nov 2014
Thai military in Northern Chiang Mai Province arrested an activist on Thursday night after she took and shared a photo of her holding a sheet of paper reading “No Martial Law” and “No NCPO.” The military said free expression is allowed only when the second phase of the junta’s reform plan starts in September 2015.
21 Nov 2014
Life in Thailand is growing more absurd by the day. Earlier this week Gen. Prayuth Chan-Ocha, the leader of the junta that seized power in May and later anointed himself prime minister, was beginning a speech in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen when five local university students stood up and stripped down to t-shirts emblazoned with “Don’t Want a Coup” in Thai.
20 Nov 2014
More than 100 academics, activists, and others on Thursday announced in a joint statement, “Down with martial law… power belongs to all the people.”
20 Nov 2014
The military on Thursday afternoon forced a seminar on land and tax reform to be canceled, saying that they should only speak to the junta’s National Reform Council (NRC).