pro-democracy protest 2021
16 Jan 2022
For our 2021 Person of the Year, Prachatai has chosen Worawan Sae-aung, an elderly fruit vendor and regular protest-goer, for her courage in standing up against the authorities and her relentless support of the pro-democracy movement.
5 Jan 2022
A year and a half after the protest at the Democracy Monument on 18 July 2020, the youth-led protests have expanded into a popular movement including issues from labour rights and gender equality to religious reform and monarchy reform.
25 Dec 2021
Protest leaders Parit Chiwarak, Anon Nampa, Panupong Jadnok and Jatupat Boonpattararaksa were again denied bail, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR). The four have already spent 3-4 months in jail pending trial.
1 Dec 2021
An interview of a lawyer, a severely beaten protester and an arrested citizen media over what happened in one of the most brutal night raid at Din Daeng Intersection.
27 Nov 2021
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has warned the media against reporting on calls for monarchy reform after the Constitutional Court ruled that such messages are treasonous.
23 Nov 2021
Yesterday (22 November), the Criminal Court revoked bail for student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul on charges arising from her participation in the 19 – 20 September 2020 protest.
23 Nov 2021
On 22 November, 9 activists were found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to 10 days in jail by the Thanyaburi Provincial Court according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR). 3 of the activists are already in jail pending trial on other charges.
20 Nov 2021
Amnesty International has launched its 20th Write for Rights campaign, which includes a call for justice for Thai student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, currently detained pending trial on royal defamation charges.
17 Nov 2021
On 13 November 2021, the performers' network RasaDrums staged a flashmob in front of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) to demand the right to bail for detained activists.
16 Nov 2021
A protest on Sunday (14 November) against the Constitutional Court’s ruling that calls for monarchy reform constitute an attempt to overthrow the “democratic regime of government with the King as Head of State,” was met with police blockades and forced to relocate.
15 Nov 2021
Prachatai spoke to Srisamorn Soffer, primary school teacher and children’s book writer, who started the “Dream of Hope Tales” project and who wrote most of the poems in the series, about how the project began, the importance of the stories, and young people’s freedom to read.
11 Nov 2021
A translation of the Constitutional Court ruling regarding a petition on whether or not the speeches calling for reform of the monarchy given by Anon Nampa, Panupong Jadnok and Panusaya Sitthijirawattanakul on 10 August 2020 constituted overthrowing rule of democracy with the king as head of state.