Pro-democracy activists gathered at the Democracy Monument on Constitution Day to remind the public that the junta’s constitution is undemocratic. At 4.50 pm on Thailand’s Constitution Day, 10 December 2017, about 100 people marched from Thammasat University to the Democracy Monument amid tight security. The activity was led by pro-democracy activists Pansak Srithep, Payao Akhad and Rangsiman Rome.
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.
A core member of Resistant Citizen, an anti-junta activist group, Pansak Srithep, and other activists commemorated the death of Pansak’s son who was killed during the military crackdown on red shirt protesters in May 2010.
Thai police have detained 16 activists for standing still to show solidarity with 10 persons abducted earlier by the military. One of the 16 was later taken away by the military after the arrest. Police officers at about 6:30 pm on Wednesday, 27 April 2016, arrested 16 people for gathering at the Victory Monument in Bangkok and standing still to show solidarity with 10 people abducted by the military on Wednesday morning.
Well-known pro-democracy activists and an academic have concluded that in addition to reforming its military, Thailand needs to reform its judicial institutions as well to get out of the endless cycle of coups d’état. Resistant Citizen, an anti-junta activist group, on Monday, 22 February 2016, organised a well-attended public seminar on Judicial Institutions under Special Circumstances at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok.
Families of the victims of the military crackdown on the anti-establishment red-shirt protesters during the political violence in April-May 2010 have vowed to struggle for justice, branding as ‘shameful’ the recent ruling not prosecute those who authorised the crackdown.
Despite warnings from the police, families of victims of the violent military crackdown during April-May 2010 political violence vow to go on with their rally to call for justice after the authorities ruled not prosecute those who authorized the crackdown.
The authorities have arrested and pressed sedition charges against a 77-year-old teacher for giving flowers to support an anti-junta activist. According to Free Thai Legal Aid (FTLA), their lawyers on Monday 10 am, 26 October 2015, submitted a bail request for Preecha Kaewbanpaew, a 77-year-old retired teacher, to the Military Court of Bangkok.
Thai military officers arrested anti-junta activists on their way to file a criminal charge against the Thai junta leader for staging coup d’état against the 2007 constitution during the first 2014 coup anniversary.
The Military Court postponed the deposition hearing of four embattled democracy activists accused of violating the junta’s ban on public gatherings because additional testimony on the case has not yet been collected. Bangkok’s Military Court on Wednesday postponed the deposition examination of four democracy activists who were charged with defying the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order No. 7/2014 by holding a political gathering of more than five people on 14 February. If found guilty, the four could be jailed for one year and fined up to 20,000 baht.