National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)
5 Sep 2014
A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre THAILAND: Human rights in crisis three months after coup 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to raise grave concerns with the Human Rights Council about the deepening human rights crisis in Thailand following the 22 May 2014 coup launched by a military junta calling itself the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha.
3 Sep 2014
Baw Kaew villagers recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of their community’s re-establishment. Standing in front of their eviction notice, villagers intend to continue to fight peacefully for their land. Photo credit: Wilder Nicholson, Bowdoin College
3 Sep 2014
BANGKOK (3 September 2014) --- The United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia (OHCHR) is seriously concerned about increasing restrictions on human rights defenders in exercising their rights to peaceful assembly and expression in Thailand. On Tuesday, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, a local human rights organization, announced the cancellation of an e
3 Sep 2014
Two months after the coup d’état in May, the Thai junta vowed to reform the Thai education system, which is one of the worst in the region. But instead of paying attention to structural problems, the junta’s policy for the Ministry of Education aims to focus on indefinable ‘merit’ and more nationalistic history classes.
1 Sep 2014
The Criminal Court on Monday found a 50-year-old man guilty of lèse majesté for uploading audio clips onto 4shared.com, a file-sharing website, and sentenced him to three years in jail. Since the defendant pleaded guilty, the sentence was halved and suspended for two years. The court found Chaleaw J.
30 Aug 2014
THAILAND: Joint statement on the threats to the Wang Saphung community 30 August 2014 Protection International and the Asian Human Rights Commission are seriously concerned about the Royal Thai Army’s latest intervention in the conflict between the Wang Saphung community in Loei Province with a neighbouring gold and copper mine.
27 Aug 2014
Hard day, dear? Hmmm. It’s been a Prime Minister day … Yes, dear, I know. You do? The suit and tie. That’s your PM uniform. Your peaked cap, scrambled egg and full medals is when you’re Army Chief and for Head of NCPO, if you can get away with it, it’s beret and starched fatigues. It’s not difficult to work out. Hmmm. Well I much prefer the fatigues. I just don’t feel comfortable in a suit. Politicians wear suits.
25 Aug 2014
Khaosod English: Thailand’s military junta has repealed an order that shut down fourteen satellite TV channels shortly after the army declared nationwide martial law in May.
15 Aug 2014
The police on Friday morning arrested and charged Pornthip M. with lèse majesté for her involvement with a political play about a fictional monarch, which has deemed lèse majesté by the police.
15 Aug 2014
The police on Thursday arrested a student activist from northeastern Khon Kaen University and charged him with lèse majesté. He was accused of taking part in a political play about a fictional monarch, deemed lèse majesté by the police. On Friday, the court rejected his bail request. He is now detained at Bangkok Remand Prison. The police arrested Patiwat S., 23, on campus on Thursday at 3 pm.