11 Nov 2010
The military should withdraw armed soldiers from BTS Skytrain and MRT subway stations and lift immediately the emergency decree which has been imposed for nearly six months. The prolonged decree and soldiers' presence is militarising Thai society and creating fear among those who oppose the government, said Patchanee Kumnak, a committee member of Social Move, a fringe group of Thai leftists.
11 Nov 2010
Three red shirts detained under the Emergency Decree have been temporarily released by the courts on bail provided by the Ministry of Justice, while two other red shirts have been denied bail, despite the Ministry’s assurances to their families.
10 Nov 2010
The mother of a paramedic killed at Pathum Wanaram Temple on 19 May has urged the Department of Special Investigation to reveal the results of autopsies carried out on those who were killed and protested against the indefinite postponement in announcing the results by the DSI Director-General.
6 Nov 2010
Akekasit Man-ngam, 19, was arrested under the Emergency Decree on the night of 14 May, when he was helping a red shirt direct traffic near Din Daeng intersection. He is now serving a one-year jail term.
3 Nov 2010
The court has approved arrest warrants for two women who were caught in photographs writing offensive messages during a red-shirt rally at the Democracy Monument on 10 Oct.
31 Oct 2010
The case of a homeless scavenger has been dismissed by the court after over 5 months’ detention in prison.
30 Oct 2010
The Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation says it will deal with unregistered community radio stations, some of which are divisive and offensive.
29 Oct 2010
After nearly two months of silence, the hard-hitting anti-government Red Power magazine is back in print, though its editor Somyos Prueksakasemsuk is having a hard time moving 30,000 copies of the latest edition from Cambodia into Thailand due to alleged border blockade by the authorities.
29 Oct 2010
The Foreign Ministry has revoked the passports of 9 leaders of the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship at the request of the police.
20 Oct 2010
On 19 Oct, Amornwan Charoenkij, a red-shirt vendor who was arrested for selling flip-flops with the faces of Abhisit Vejjajiva and Suthep Thaugsuban, reported to police in Ayutthaya as scheduled. The police finished the indictment and forwarded the case to the public prosecutor on that day. Surachet Chaikosol, Puea Thai MP for the province, bailed her out at the prosecution stage using his position as a guarantee. Amornwan is required to report again on 21 Oct.
18 Oct 2010
A student and two red shirts in Chiang Rai have been arrested for selling flip-flops printed with the face of Abhisit Vejjajiva. This is the second time the high school student has been arrested; in July he joined four college students in staging a protest in the town against the government crackdown on the red shirts in Ratchaprasong and the Emergency Decree.
17 Oct 2010
Earlier this month I made contact with a Thai national who has been granted refugee status in the UK. She lives in a simple house, on a typical street, in a very typical, provincial English town. “Tan” (her identity, for her protection, remains anonymous) endured so many threats to her person from people she asserts were connected to the extremist right-wing yellow-shirted PAD, that she felt forced to flee Thailand and seek refuge in a different country.