National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)

11 Jul 2016
Local people are to be evicted in the name of development, as the Thai junta invokes its absolute power to clear land for the benefit of big businesses.
9 Jun 2016
Key members of Resistant Citizen, a well-known anti-junta activists group, and other leading pro-democracy activists might be charged with Computer Crime Act over performing in a music video on the draft constitution referendum.
8 Jun 2016
A District Court has confirmed that the Military Court has jurisdiction over trials of anti-junta activists charged with violating the junta’s political gathering ban, saying the junta has successfully gained control of the country since the coup d’état. The Military Court of Bangkok on Tuesday, 7 June 2016, held a deposition hearing for Natchacha Kongudom, an anti-junta youth activist indicted for violating the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Head’s Order No. 3/2015.  The order prohibits any political gathering of five or more persons.
7 Jun 2016
A self-described patriotic group has urged the police to probe a well-known anti-junta activist group who accused the Thai junta of overthrowing the constitution.
1 Jun 2016
In addition to lifting a travel ban imposed on political dissidents, the deputy junta head said that the so-called attitude adjustment sessions will no longer be held in military barracks to make things less intimidating. On Tuesday, 31 May 2016, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Head’s Order No. 25/2016 was announced in the Royal Gazette. The order cancels NCPO Announcement No. 21/2014, thereby lifting the travel ban imposed on individuals listed in the announcement, most of whom are political dissidents and politicians from the Pheu Thai Party.
30 May 2016
An ultra-royalist doctor says that patients can rest assured that most medical staff in his hospital are pro-junta royalists.
23 May 2016
The Military Court has handed out a three-month jail term to an elderly teacher accused of sedition for giving a flower to an anti-junta activist. Matichon Online reported that the Military Court of Bangkok at 11:40 am on Monday, 23 May 2016, sentenced Preecha Kaewbanpaew, a 77-year-old retired teacher, to six months’ imprisonment and fined him 8,000 baht.
23 May 2016
Minor skirmishes erupted between anti-coup and pro-junta groups as people gathered to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the 2014 coup d’état. On Sunday evening, 22 May 2016, about 500 people led by members of the New Democracy Movement (NDM) and several other pro-democracy political activist groups marched from Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, to the Democracy Monument in Bangkok in an event called ‘2 Years with the Future that People Did Not Choose’.
16 May 2016
Draft charter only prolongs junta power: New Democracy Movement   The New Democracy Movement (NDM), a youth pro-democracy activist group, has faulted the junta-sponsored draft constitution, concluding that the draft prolongs Thai junta rule. The NDM on Sunday, 15 May 2016, organised a public seminar on the junta-sponsored draft constitution at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok, Lokwanee News reported.
13 May 2016
After the Thai representatives to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) told other nations that Thai military courts only handle serious crimes involving civilians, Thai human rights lawyers have come up with some facts to counter the lies about the military courts.
12 May 2016
The Thai government’s pledges to the United Nations Human Rights Council to respect human rights and restore democratic rule have been mostly meaningless, Human Rights Watch said today. Thailand appeared before the council for its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva on May 11, 2016. The UPR is a UN examination of the human rights situation in each country.
11 May 2016
The Military Court has detained two of the eight junta critics and another political dissident after they were charged under the lѐse majesté law. The Military Court of Bangkok at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, 11 May 2016, granted a police request to detain Harit Mahaton and Natthika Worathaiwich, suspects under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lѐse majesté law.  

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