30 Apr 2021
Somsak Prasansub was among those accused of burning the Ubon Ratchathani City Hall in 2010, after the crackdown on the Red Shirt protests in Bangkok. He insisted he was innocent. However, he was initially sentenced to life in prison, before having his sentence reduced to 33 years and 4 months. He was finally released after over 7 years in prison.
3 Mar 2021
10 years after the crackdowns on the Red Shirt protests in 2010, we look back at the progress of the investigation into the death of 94 people, other avenues of seeking justice, and whether transitional justice is possible.
13 Oct 2020
Following a request from Prachatai for the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to disclose information concerning the investigation into the cases of the victims of the Red Shirt protest crackdowns, the Official Information Commission has ordered the DSI to disclose the information.
23 Sep 2020
A group of volunteer actors staged a play in memory of the 99 people killed during the crackdowns on red shirt protests in 2010 during the anti-government protest on Saturday (19 September), now said to be one of the largest protests in Thailand since 2014.
19 May 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: crackdown anniversary
14 May 2020
The Progressive Movement, a group formed by former members of the now-dissolved Future Forward Party (FFP), claimed that they are behind the mysterious messages which appeared on Sunday night (10 May) at key locations of the May 2010 crackdown on the Red Shirt protests. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defence is seeking legal action against those responsible.
11 May 2020
Thai netizens have been posting pictures of mysterious messages projected onto key locations of the May 2010 crackdown on the Red Shirt protests. The messages appeared during Sunday night (10 May), while the hashtag “#FindingTruth” (“#ตามหาความจริง”) trended on Twitter.
1 Nov 2017
A post-Yingluck Shinawatra Thailand is not a reconciled Thailand, and nor will it be if her Pheu Thai Party ceases to exist. The political arena will remain as polarised as it has been for the past decade. Yet this predicament can be overcome through a strategy laid out in the well-known Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Longzhong Plan. The plan was to divide China into three realms of roughly equal power. Adapting that plan can lead to positive change that will help move Thailand out of the current deadlock.
31 Oct 2017
Three elderly red shirts face seven years’ imprisonment for allegedly putting up banners calling for the separation of the northern region from Thailand. On 30 October 2017, Chiang Rai Provincial Court held the preliminary hearing for Ot Suktako, 66, who was indicted under Article 116 of the Criminal Code, the sedition law, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR).
20 Sep 2017
Families of the victims of the 2010 military crackdown have called on the authorities to revive charges against those responsible for the deadly crackdown, saying the case is not over yet despite a recent Supreme Court ruling.
8 Sep 2017
The police have arrested two anti-establishment red shirts in Isaan (northeast Thailand) for joining a red shirt demonstration seven years ago. On 7 September 2017, police officers from the Department of Special Investigation took Somphon Chaikong, 49, to the public prosecutor of Udon Thani Province. He was accused of joining an illegal assembly of more than 10 people and blocking a public road in Udon Thani on 25 April 2010 in parallel with the red shirt demonstrations in Bangkok.
8 Sep 2017
The Appeal Court has dismissed charges against an anti-establishment red shirt accused of preparing explosive devices to bomb several locations in Bangkok in 2014. On 7 September 2017, Min Buri Provincial Court read the verdict of the Appeal Court in the case of Amporn ‘Khru Khaek’ Jaikon, 57, a supporter of the anti-establishment red shirts from Chiang Mai Province, accused of procuring and making explosive devices in order to bomb venues in Bangkok in March 2014. The Appeal Court dismissed the charges, citing insufficient evidence.