pro-democracy protest 2021
16 Mar 2021
Activist Parit Chiwarak read out a statement during a hearing questioning the court's decision to reject bail for those who were charged with the royal defamation law and declaring that he would be fasting as an act of protest against the decision.
12 Mar 2021
The first three months of this year will be concluded soon, but Thai politics have not changed much. Crackdowns by the establishment are getting more violent.
9 Mar 2021
On 8 March, the criminal court ordered the detention pending trial of Panusaya Sitthijirawattanakul, Jatupat Boonbattararaksa and Panupong Jadnok, leading figures in the pro-democracy protests, on sedition, royal defamation and several other charges. Piyarat Chongtep, leader of the We Volunteer protest guard group also detained for criminal organization.
7 Mar 2021
On 6 March, protesters marched to the judicial court complex on Ratchadapisek Road to express their anger at the lengthy and questionable detention of pro-democracy protesters and political prisoners.
3 Mar 2021
So before we have to appear at this UPR thing at the UN, … What’s UPR? Ah yes, being police you wouldn’t know. Universal Periodic Review. Every member of UN comes up every 4 years or so and gets questioned on their human rights record. We’re up soon so we want to be able to respond to the inevitable questions about crowd control. None of their business. Our internal affair. As true Thais we will not be lectured on … Yes, yes. But it’s part of being in the UN. We have to do it and embarrassing as it is, we have to be ready with some plausible answers.
24 Feb 2021
A letter from Parit 'Penguin' Chiwarak, a prominent activist, monarchy reform devoter and one among the 4 pro-democracy protest leading figures who are under indefinite detention awaiting lèse-majesté trials.
16 Feb 2021
Live footage of crowd control police carrying firearms contradicts a statement by Pol Lt Gen Phukphong Phongpetra, the Metropolitan Police Chief, that the police did not use tear gas or rubber bullets against protesters on 13 February. A volunteer medic has been charged after suffering a heavy beating by the police.
11 Feb 2021
About one thousand joined a protest at Pathum Wan Skywalk in a bid to address economic hardship and demand the release of detained activists. They also underlined their original 3 demands: resignation of the PM, constitutional amendment and monarchy reform.
2 Feb 2021
As far as I can tell from the news, the majority of those who are part of “Bad Student” [In Thai, “Nakrian Laeo,” activist group of secondary students calling for both educational and broader political reform.-trans] and are spearheading the current protests against the educational system are from well-known schools.
29 Jan 2021
An interview with Senior Researcher at Human Rights Watch. What has Thailand lost in the suppression of the pro-democracy protests at a time when superpowers like the USA and EU have started to pose more questions about Thai politics?
19 Jan 2021
The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases has postponed the preliminary examination in the lawsuit filed against the police for negligence in charging Wasan Setasit for involvement in the 19 - 20 September 2020 protest even though he was not there.