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22 Apr 2022
Sitanun Satsaksit, sister of missing activist in exile Wanchalearm Satsaksit, was included on a police special ‘red level’ watchlist, said the Cross-Cultural Foundation (CrCF) today (22 April).
22 Apr 2022
Three members of the monarchy reform activist group Thaluwang were arrested earlier today (22 April) on charges of royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act.
21 Apr 2022
A network of civil society organizations dealing with children’s rights filed a complaint on Monday (18 April) with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), after Ministry officials were reported to be involved in the detention of 3 teenage activists on 15 April.
21 Apr 2022
Gender equality activists staged a demonstration in front of the Democrat Party headquarters on Monday (18 April) to demand accountability from the party after its former deputy leader Prinn Panitchpakdi was accused of having sexually assaulted at least 15 women.
20 Apr 2022
Monarchy reform activist Tantawan Tuatulanon’s bail was revoked today (20 April), after the Criminal Court claimed she has broken her bail conditions by going near a royal motorcade and posting about the monarchy on Facebook.
20 Apr 2022
Anan ‘Boy’ Loket, 27, a former student activist who worked for the Move Forward Party (MFP), was found dead, hanging at a bus stop in Chaloem Phra Kiat District, 30 km from where the MFP held a seminar. The cause and reason of death are still unknown.
14 Apr 2022
Thanayut Na Ayutthaya, a rapper known by the stage name Elevenfinger, has been arrested and accused of throwing an explosive device near the Prime Minister’s residence on Sunday night (10 April).
13 Apr 2022
Yukti Mukdawijitra, lecturer at Thammasat University’s Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology, has been charged with royal defamation and violation of the Computer Crimes Act over a post he made on Twitter in May 2021.
13 Apr 2022
On 11 April, prosecutors indicted Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Progressive Movement, over his video statement in January 2021 addressing the government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme that relied heavily on Siam Bioscience, a private company in which, according to Reuters, King Rama X holds all but 2 of the 48 million shares.
12 Apr 2022
On Sunday (10 April), a memorial event took place at the 14 October 1973 Memorial on Ratchadamnoen Road in memory of those who died during the 10 April 2010 crackdown on Red Shirt protests, during which the military deployed live rounds against protesters gathering in the Ratchadamnoen area, resulting in the death of 26 people.
8 Apr 2022
Pareena Kraikupt, MP for Ratchaburi in the ruling Palang Pracharat Party (PPRP) has been found guilty of serious ethics violation, resulting in a life-long ban from political positions at any level and loss of the right to vote for 10 years, punishments some see as overkill.
8 Apr 2022
Activist Tantawan Tuatulanon was blocked from going near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha yesterday (6 April) after she intended to wait for a royal motorcade.

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