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26 Jan 2017
The leader of Thailand’s red shirts has offered support to the junta’s controversial reconciliation schemes, on the condition principles of justice and equality are followed.   On 21 January 2017, Jatuporn Prompan, the leader of the anti-establishment United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), voiced the movement’s support for the junta’s hurtling efforts to bridge conflict between opposing factions in Thai politics.
24 Jan 2017
An anti-establishment red shirt activist has reportedly been abducted by men believed to be soldiers. On 23 January 2017, Om Singnoi told Prachatai that her husband, Bunmee Singnoi, 43, was abducted by a group of men at around 12 noon on 19 January 2017.   She reported that a group of 10 men, two of whom were wearing what seemed to be military uniforms, visited the garage where her husband works in Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan. They searched the garage before abducting Bunmee.
16 Dec 2016
A military prosecutor has indicted 19 members of the anti-establishment red-shirt movement for breaking the junta’s political gathering ban. On 16 December 2016, a military prosecutor indicted 19 leading members of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), the main red shirt faction, iLaw reported.
10 Nov 2016
A military prosecutor in Isaan, Thailand’s northeast, has indicted 20 villagers accused of breaking the junta’s ban on political gatherings.
19 Aug 2016
Update: According to Winyat Chatmontree, a lawyer from Free Thai Legal Aid (ETLA), the Military Court granted to the police custody permission to detain the 15 bomb suspects for 12 days. Their lawyers did not have the chance to submit bail requests in time because the police took the 15 to the court slightly before its closing time.
21 Jul 2016
The Thai authorities have searched the homes of leading anti-establishment red shirt figures in northern Thailand in the hunt for the persons who sent letters criticising the junta-sponsored draft charter.
20 Jul 2016
After being forced into taking a so-called ‘attitude adjustment session’ by the military, 19 red shirts accused of breaking the junta’s ban on political gatherings were forced to sign an agreement promising to steer clear of all political activities.  
11 Jul 2016
The Military Court has given a well-known anti-establishment red-shirt country singer an extra three years and four months’ imprisonment for lèse majesté to add to an earlier sentence of seven years and six months. The Military Court of Bangkok on Monday morning, 11 July 2016, handed Thanat Thanawatcharanon, 58, aka Tom Dundee, a country singer turned red-shirt activist, five years in prison for offences under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law. The sentence, however, was reduced by one third to three years and four months after Thanat pleaded guilty.
4 Jul 2016
The Thai military have accused red shirts in Phrae of breaking the junta’s ban on political gatherings and summoned them for a four-day attitude adjustment session in exchange for having charges against them withdrawn.
17 Jun 2016
A key leader of the anti-establishment red shirts has reported that the military has ordered the closure of red-shirt referendum watch centres in many provinces. Meanwhile, the red shirts have invited the UN to monitor the draft charter referendum.
13 Jun 2016
The deputy junta head has said the red shirt’s referendum watch campaign is not allowed since it is the responsibility of existing government agencies.
6 Jun 2016
A policeman and a military officer attempted to bar anti-establishment red shirts from holding a press briefing to open a centre to monitor the draft charter referendum despite the junta leader’s promise that opening such centres is allowed.   Pol Col Suphon Khamchu and Sub Lt Sunthon Yoddee on Sunday, 5 June 2016, visited TV 24 broadcasting station in Lat Phrao District, Bangkok.


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