Seven individuals have been prosecuted in Pattaya for joining a pro-election protest in early March.
In an attempt to get the EU yellow card on Thai fishery products lifted, civil society organisations, the private sector and the Labour Ministry have launched a union group of migrants in the fishing industry to increase workers’ bargaining power. On 18 March 2018, the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation hosted a ceremony to launch the Thai and Migrant Fisher Union Group (TMFUG).
Police and soldiers in Nakhon Pathom have monitored a seminar on the pro-democracy movements, threatening the lecturer that the event might constitute a violation of a junta order. On 16 March 2018, the Thai Academic Network for Civil Rights published a letter from Achara Rakyutitham, a humanities lecturer at Silpakorn University.
A women’s rights network has called public transportation staff to be “nosy” when they detect sexual harassment. A network of women’s organisations called Safe Cities For Women Thailand will submit handbooks titled “How to be Nosy” to the Ministry of Transportation on 13 March 2018.
A women’s rights network has asked public transport staff to be “nosy” when they detect sexual harassment. A network of women’s organisations called Safe Cities For Women Thailand will submit “How to be Nosy” handbooks to the Ministry of Transport on 13 March 2018.
A hotheaded soldier in Phayao has given the finger to protesters who urged the authorities to end prosecution of villagers accused of violating the junta’s order. A hot-headed military officer in Phayao has given the finger to protesters urging the authorities to end the prosecution of villagers accused of violating a junta order. On 6 February 2018, representatives of the People Go Network submitted a petition to the Phayao Provincial Governor, urging the authorities to terminate the prosecution of 14 supporters of the civil rights march We Walk.
A Sex workers’ rights organisation, a Deep South female football club and an environmentalist have received Women’s Day awards from the National Human Rights Commission. The awards seek to highlight contributions to women’s rights and welfare in Thailand at a time when people around the world are speaking up against sexual harassment, said Angkhana Neelapaijit of the Human Rights Commission. “Many who suffered do not see themselves as victims who must hide in shame from society any longer,” said Angkhana, whose commission handed
The Constitutional Court has been granted legal immunity from criticism, and the power to settle conflicts between state agencies. Although the new law allows ordinary people to petition the court directly, the process is still problematic, said a human rights advocacy group. On 2 February 2018, the Organic Act on Constitutional Court was published in the Royal Gazette.
Soldiers have forced villagers in Phayao to cancel their plan to submit a petition, which urges the authorities to stop prosecuting them for violating the junta’s order. On 27 February 2018, farmers and students activists from Doi Thewada village, Phayao Province, visited the Phayao Government Office to petition the provincial governor to withdraw the prosecution against 14 supporters of civil rights march We Walk. However, upon arriving at the government office, soldiers and
A Deep South civil society group has called for the immediate release of its Muslim Malay chairperson after the authorities detained him for three days. He is suspected of being involved in a bombing at a Yala market. On 24 February 2018, the Deep South civil society organisation Justice for Peace (JOP) issued a statement calling for the immediate release of its chairperson Aiman Hadeng. The military arrested him on 23 February at his shop in Yala.