A group of students, along with two Chinese refugees, held a gathering in front of the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok on Tuesday (4 June) in memory of the 4 June 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square.
150 scholars, scientists, writers, and activists from 60 institutions in 19 countries around the world have denounced the punishment against members of Chulalongkorn University’s Student Council who were removed for challenging the university’s tradition. Statement for supporting Chula students We, activists, academics and human rights defenders have been following the case of eight Chulalongkorn University students walking out to praise respect in alternative form to the royal statues of King Rama V and
While the court last week ruled on the first royal defamation case under Rama X, the case began against the youngest lèse majesté suspect ever. Another three crucial verdicts will be read on 25 August. Last week prosecutions Two remarkable lèse majesté cases occurred during the past week.
Two belligerent youths have entered Chulalongkorn University to look for Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, a progressive student activist recently elected as the Student Council’s president of Chulalongkorn University . At 11 am on 8 May 2017, two individuals rode a motorcycle onto the university’s campus in Bangkok and visited the Political Science Faculty to look for Netiwit. The two reportedly used threatening language to ask for the whereabouts of the student activist.
A group of students has staged a small protest demanding that the junta send student activist Joshua Wong safely back to Hong Kong. The prominent activist is expected to arrive in Hong Kong this afternoon. On 5 October 2016, Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, together with other students from Chulalongkorn University, held a protest demanding that the junta release 19-year-old student activist Joshua Wong, a key leader of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Secretary-General of the Demosistō Party.
Update: Thai junta rejects involvement in Joshua Wong’s detention. Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, the spokesperson of the Prime Minister's Office, said the government has no involvement with the detention against Wong but it is actually the judgement of immigration officials, reported BBC Thai. The Thai authorities have detained Joshua Wong, a leading student activist from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, at the request of the Chinese government.
Students from Chulalongkorn University have organised an event commemorating 6 October, viewing the 40th anniversary of the massacre as also inaugurating a new generation of student activists.