National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)
16 Dec 2021
Although a growing number of MPs agree that there is a need to revoke many of the decrees issued by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the military-led body which governed Thailand between the 2014 coup and the 2019 election, a vote in parliament after a week of discussion was overwhelmingly against pursuing proposed plans for changes.
27 Jan 2021
The Appeal Court on 26 January found Pholawat Warodomputthikul, 28, a former technician in Rayong, guilty under the sedition law for distributing leaflets expressing opposition to the 2014 coup.
21 Jan 2021
The Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek Road in Bangkok has sentenced poet ‘Rungsila’ to 4 years and 6 months in jail for posting poems and cartoons judged to be lèse majesté. He was jailed for 4 years and 11 months during his trial in a military court, so he has no more time to serve.
16 Jan 2021
Samutprakan Provincial Court has acquitted "Thanakorn" of lèse-majesté and computer crime charges after the authorities prosecuted him for posting a statement relating to a sarcastic comment against supporters of Thong Daeng, the favourite dog of the late King Bhumibol.
25 May 2020
On the occasion of the 6th anniversary of the 22 May 2014 military coup, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) launched a new report on Thailand’s human rights situation As if the NCPO Never Left: Six Years after the Coup and the Persistence of Human Rights Violations, highlighting ongoing violations of freedom of expression and freedom of association which have persisted since the end of the NCPO regime.
24 May 2020
Protests have been staged in Bangkok and other provinces to mark the 6th anniversary of the 2014 coup d’état. Students were fined for breaking traffic laws as they drove around displaying banners. A red shirt activist and former MP were arrested and charged with violating the Emergency Decree for organizing a contagion-risk activity.
27 May 2019
“Someone has ordered me dead,” said the 7-times assaulted anti-junta activist Ekkachai Hongkangwan.
27 May 2019
On Saturday (25 May), Ekkachai Hongkangwan reported on Facebook that 6 men rode 2 motorcycles to assault Anurak ‘Ford’ Jeantawanich, an anti-junta activist. Anurak went to Muangsamut Poo Chao Hospital for treatment.
16 May 2019
The list of 250 unelected senators has been announced in the Royal Gazette. Almost all of them were appointed by the junta. Some of them are also relatives of members of the junta. Gen. Preecha Chan-o-cha, Prayut's brother and now a senator.
15 May 2019
The calculation of party-list MPs by Election Commission favours pro-junta parties as it slices down the opposition. Here’s how it works step-by-step.
18 Apr 2019
Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, Secretary-General of the Future Forward Party (FFP), went to the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) on April 17 to acknowledge allegations by the NCPO’s legal representative of contempt of court and spreading false information online.
3 Apr 2019
The Vietnamese government has implemented strict rules for its fishery industry in order to have an EU Yellow Card warning lifted. The Thai example has proved that success is achieved at the expense of the grassroots, leading sometimes even to deaths.