23 Jun 2016
Pro-democracy activists and unionists have been arrested for distributing ‘vote no’ flyers to people at an industrial estate after the authorities asked them to stop the activity.
23 Jun 2016
A flyer battle began when authorities attempted to prohibit pro-democracy activists from handing out flyers campaigning to ‘vote no’ in the August referendum while junta volunteers ‘explaining’ the draft constitution faced resistance from local people. Pro-democracy activists allowed to distribute flyers for only 30 minutes On Wednesday, 22 June 2016, Rangsiman Rome, a leader of the New Democracy Movement (NDM), a pro-democracy activist group, together with another two members of the movement, handed out ‘vote no’ flyers to local people in Samrong D
25 May 2016
Considering the climate of fear and repression, the success of a protest march commemorating the 2014 coup has raised questions about the government crackdown on political discussion. Although answers differ, it can be agreed that the presence of the event is a good sign.
28 Apr 2016
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.
6 Jul 2015
The 14 embattled anti-junta activists have requested postponement of pre-trial interrogation while one of the group says that she only exercised her rights as a citizen and refused to acknowledge the junta’s authority.
25 Jun 2015
About 20 police officers, most in plainclothes, have been deployed at the entrance to a Bangkok safe house of 11 of 14 student activists wanted on arrest warrants for protesting. The 11 are wanted on arrest warrants for commemorating the first anniversary of the coup at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and in Khon Kaen on 22 May. Rangsiman Rome, one of the 11, told Prachatai that they will not resist arrest as this fight is coming to an end.
5 Jun 2015
At least four student activists who last week were detained for an attempt to commemorate the first anniversary of the military coup were summoned to hear charges for violating the junta’s order. The police accused the student activists of violating the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) which prohibits an assembly of more than five people.
4 Jun 2015
The Thai police issued summon orders for at least two students who participated in an activity to commemorate the 2014 coup d’état, saying that the students allegedly breaking the junta’s protest ban.
22 May 2015
At least 34 people arrested on Friday evening for commemorating the coup were released without charge, on condition that they stop political activities. However, student activists in Khon Kaen face charges and were released on 7,500 baht bail. The first arrests occurred about 6 pm after a group of students gathered at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Siam Square.
26 Mar 2015
In a bid to stop the political activities of student activists, military officers have intimidated 17 student activists by paying visits to their homes, dorms, and parent’s homes. The Thai Student Centre for Democracy (TSCD), a student activist group, on Wednesday revealed on the group’s Facebook page that since 19 March, 17 student activists have been intimidated by military officers who came to visit their homes.