The Supreme Court sentenced to life imprisonment a northeastern red shirt leader convicted of arson, committed in response to the violent crackdown on red shirts in Bangkok. The red-shirt tells Prachatai he would prefer just to be executed.
Updates on the situation of the anti-establishment Red Shirt supporters in the North and Northeast, 2015: how their ways of thinking and living have changed since the 2014 military coup
Update: Thanakorn’s attorney from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) submitted a 300,000 baht (about 8,300 USD) bail request to the military court. However, the court denied bail, citing the severity of the case as it is related to the Thai monarchy and flight risk.
Plainclothes officers have reportedly arrested from his sickbed one of the activists calling for a probe into the Rajabhakti Park corruption scandals to face lèse majesté and sedition charges. At about 12:10 pm on Sunday, 13 December 2015, two officers in plainclothes reportedly arrested Thanet A., a 25-year-old activist who was one of more than 30 activists detained last week en route to Rajabhakti Park, a royal theme park constructed by the military and plagued with corruption allegations.
The veteran politician, closed-aid to ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra has lived in self-imposed exile for 6 years. In part 3 of the interview, Jakrapob Penkair talked about the conflicts among the Thai elites within the junta regime, the role of Pheu Thai Party, and his life outside the country.
The veteran politician, closed-aid to ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra has lived in self-imposed exile for 6 years. In Part 2 of the interview, Jakrapob Penkair discussed the alleged violence of the red-shirt movement and prospect of Thai politics after the coup.
The Appeal Court has sentenced a lecturer from a leading university to a month in jail for criticising and defaming the court. According to Matichon Online, the Court of Appeal on Thursday, 26 November 2015, sentenced Sudsanguan Suthisorn, a lecturer of the Faculty of Social Administration of Thammasat University, to a month in prison.
Military officers in northern Thailand summoned a group of anti-establishment red shirts for a discussion after they wore red shirts. According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), military officers in the northern province of Chiang Rai summoned Somchai Saengthong and three other red shirts for a meeting at the 37th Army Division on Monday morning, 2 November 2015.
Thai military officers have asked the coordinator of a northern anti-establishment red shirt group not wear a red shirt to show support for the former Prime Minister. According to Thailand Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), military officers from the 34th Army Division on Monday, 26 October 2015, summoned Siriwat Jupamadta, coordinator of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), the main red shirt faction, of the northern province of Phayao for a discussion.
The Thai junta ordered removal of an aerial of a local anti-establishment red shirt radio station in Isan, Thailand's Northeast.