15 Dec 2012
The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology has blocked a page of the Nitirat website which published the first declaration of the People’s Party after the overthrow of the Absolute Monarchy in 1932.
18 Aug 2012
On 17 Aug, members of the Nitirat group, which consists of young Thammasat University law academics who have proposed amendments to the lèse majesté law and the rewriting of the constitution, went to Chanasongkhram Police Station to file a complaint after mysterious men had been seen at their offices taking photographs of their schedules to meet students.
31 Mar 2012
Mrs. Rosmalin Tangnoppakul, the wife of Mr. Amphon Tangnoppakul, who was prosecuted and convicted to 20 years in prison under Article 112, wrote a letter to Professor Worachet Pakeerut after he was assaulted in late February 2012. The attack on Professor Worachet came after the Khana Nitirat (“Law for the People”) proposed the amendment of Article 112. Prachatai received permission from Mrs. Rosmalin to publish the letter.
9 Mar 2012
On 8 March, Dusit Municipal Court sentenced Suphot and Suphat Silarat to 3 months in prison for assaulting law lecturer Worachet Pakeerut in late February.
7 Mar 2012
Some Thais just hate other Thais who think differently, especially when it comes to the issue of the monarchy. Supot and Supat Silarat, who last week assaulted Worachet Pakeerut, leader of the Nitirat group of law lecturers who proposed an amendment to the draconian lese majeste law, told police the attack sprang from "differences in opinions".
5 Mar 2012
On the afternoon of 29 February 2012, Professor Worachet Pakeerut, a law professor at Thammasat University, leader of the Khana Nitirat, and human rights defender (HRD), was assaulted by two men outside the Faculty of Law at Thammasat University. The two men punched Professor Worachet several times in the face until he bled and his eyeglasses were broken. He was subsequently treated at Thonburi Hospital and released. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) would like to urgently express concern over the physical assault of Professor.
1 Mar 2012
On 1 March, Suphot and Suphat Silarat, 30, turned themselves in to Chanasongkhram police, admitting that they had assaulted Worachet Pakeerut, a law lecturer and core leader of the Nitirat group, at Thammasat University on the previous day.
1 Mar 2012
Assoc. Prof. Worajet Pakirat, lecturer of the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University and a member of the Nitirat Group, was assaulted by two men in the Tha Pra Chan Campus of Thammasat University on the afternoon of 29th February 2012. The incidence took place in the Faculty’s parking lot.
1 Mar 2012
10 most popular comments, as of 9.00pm, 29 Feb: Comment 48: [I] don’t support violence, but…this feels damn good!!! Comment 50: Did they punch according to their rights and freedoms? Comment 14: This is one form of freedom of expression, which can happen at Thammasat University. Mr Worachet should completely understand.
29 Feb 2012
29 February 2012: Worajet Pakirat, lecturer in Public Law at Thammasat University and founding member of the Nitirat Group, which demands reform of the repressive lèse majesté law in Thailand, was punched in his face by two men at the Tha Phra Chan Campus of Thammasat University in Bangkok today.
11 Feb 2012
Thai authorities should "vigorously pursue perpetrators of hate speech directed at Nitirat and other peaceful critics," say Amnesty International (AI).
4 Feb 2012
Interview with the two academics who head signature supports from 224 international scholars to back article 112 reform campaign, amidst the nationwide uproar