A core member of Resistant Citizen, an anti-junta activist group, Pansak Srithep, and other activists commemorated the death of Pansak’s son who was killed during the military crackdown on red shirt protesters in May 2010.
The junta have charged eight dissidents abducted by the military with sedition while two of the eight are also accused of lѐse majesté. Meanwhile, the police are gathering evidence against key red shirt figures allegedly linked to some of the eight.
On the sixth anniversary of the political violence of 10 April 2010, families of people who died commemorated their loss. On Sunday, 10 April 2016, a political activist group called ‘Chili Peppers’ organised an event at Khok Wua Intersection, Bangkok, to mourn the people who died at the beginning of the military crackdown on demonstrators of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), the main red-shirt faction, on 10 April 2010.
The Thai military have summoned 2 journalists in the northern province of Chiang Mai for a discussion over a news report about a red bowl inscribed with Thai new year greetings from former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
(New York) – Sedition charges for a Facebook photo expressing symbolic support for Thailand’s political opposition shows the military junta’s utter disregard for peaceful dissent, Human Rights Watch said today.
Thai military summoned a villager in the northern province of Chiang Mai for posting a picture of a red bowl with the signature of the controversial former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on it and accused her of sedition.
The Thai police detained members of an anti-establishment red shirt group for campaigning against the controversial draft constitution. Police officers in plainclothes and in uniform on Sunday, 6 March 2016, detained Anurak Jentawanit, a leader of a red shirt group called ‘Ford Red Path’ and two other members of the group, at Victory Monument in central Bangkok.
The Supreme Court has sentenced a key leader of the anti-establishment red shirts to six months imprisonment for defaming Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Prime Minister of the Democrat Party.
A key member of an anti-establishment red shirt group in Isan, Thailand’s northeast, died of a stroke one day after being summoned by the military. Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported that on Tuesday, 23 February 2016, Saksit Kingmala, 52, a key leader of an anti-establishment red shirt group in Ubon Ratchathani called People Who Love [former Prime Minister] Thaksin Club, died at a local hospital from a stroke.
The deputy head of the junta said that online critics of new charter could be charged under the Computer Crime Act while the Interior Minister said it is necessary to ban political parties from campaigning about the new charter. According to Matichon Online, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, Minister of Interior and Deputy Prime Minister, on Tuesday, 16 February 2016, told the media that political parties are still banned from holding party meetings about the new draft constitution.