People Go Network
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.
The junta has filed charges against eight organisers of the civil rights march from Bangkok to Khon Kaen for violating the junta’s ban on public assembly. On 31 January 20198, eight organisers of We Walk, A Walk for Friendship reported to Khlong Luang Police Station, Pathum Thani Province, to hear the accusation against them.
A group of academics has thrown their support behind the organisers of the civil rights march who are accused of violating a junta order.
A group of civil rights activists has planned to march in Bangkok and Hat Yai every Sunday to show support to the embattled ‘We Walk, Walk for Friendship’ marchers, who are on their way to Khon Kaen. The People Go Network, the organisers of We Walk, has invited its followers on Facebook to join mini-rallies on Sunday at Lumphini Park, Bangkok, and Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai Campus, Songkhla Province.
The police and military have created the climate of fear among HIV activists, making them decide to stop giving assistance to the HIV-positive in provincial hospitals. This intimidation came after activists signed a petition in support of the civil rights march. On 25 January 2018, the police and soldiers visited members of the Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS in Sisaket and Surin provinces.
Religious and security officials have intimidated an environmentalist monk from Phrae Province who joined a march for civil rights from Bangkok to Khon Kaen.
Organisers of the civil rights march are facing prosecution for violating the junta’s ban on public assembly. One organiser stated that the march will continue despite the lawsuit. An army officer representing the military filed complaints against eight activists identified as organizers of the march Monday. Police said they have yet to formally charge the campaigners, and one of them pledged to fight the case. “We have been expecting this,” Anusorn Unno, who works as a university lecturer, said in an interview.
The anti-junta march has called for legal protection after the authorities searched their supply trucked, detained four protesters and intimidated a temple that sheltered them. On 22 January 2018, the third day of the rally “We Walk, A Walk for Friendship” from Bangkok to Khon Kaen, the march organiser, petitioned the Administrative Court to grant them legal protection after facing repeated intimidation from the authorities. Organised by a group of civil rights activists called the
A civil society network will march from Bangkok to Khon Kaen next week to demand the return of civil rights and public participation after these rights have been taken away during over three years of the junta. The march will also gather 10,000 signatures to propose a people’s version of the Environmental Law. A series of activities called “We Walk, A Walk for Friendship” is organised by a group of civil rights activists called the People Go Network.