11 Dec 2015
After the Thai junta’s legal office filed lèse majesté and sedition charges against a factory worker for pressing ‘like’ on Facebook, the police have announced that hundreds more will be charged with lèse majesté for similar actions. According to Matichon Online, police investigators are now gathering information and evidence to press charges against 20 administrators of an anti-establishment red-shirt Facebook group called ‘the National Red Shirts Association’.
19 Mar 2015
Four of nine suspects in a case related to explosions in Bangkok say they faced torture and ill-treatment during military detention in March. A communist-turned-red-shirt, Sansern Sriounruen is one of the four. He revealed his account of the story, which involves a hunger strike and brutal torture.
27 Oct 2014
The military court in Bangkok on Monday sentenced a red-shirt political activist to one year in jail term for not reporting himself to the coup-maker and sentenced another anti-coup activist to six months imprisonment for protesting against the coup.
25 Sep 2014
The victim of a violent confrontation between the pro-government and anti-government camps in February has died today without receiving justice. Akaew Sae-Liew, a 72-year-old street vendor, was shot on his neck by gunmen, believably to be affiliated with the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), during a confrontation between the red shirts and anti-election PDRC guards at Lak Si Intersection on 1 February. After the incident, Akaew suffered from paralysis for eight months before his death this morning.
29 Jul 2014
Panya Unanan, a red-shirt supporter and former red-shirt guard, has been detained by the military since Tuesday afternoon, according to his wife, who asked to remain unidentified. On Tuesday at 3 pm, a group of soldiers arrested Panya at Charoenkrung Pracharak Hospital in Bangkok’s Bang Kho Laem district, where he works as a paramedic. His wife believes that the military was actually targeting Panya’s twin brother Santi, who has been more active in the red-shirt movement, because the military visited P
9 Jul 2014
The police have charged Thanat Thanawatcharanon, aka Tom Dundee, a country singer-turned-red-shirt activist, with lèse majesté and offences under the Computer Crime Act. About 20 military and police officers, led by the Technology Crime Suppression Division, arrested Tom at his house in Phetchaburi Province on Wednesday. Tom’s wife told Prachatai that he was charged over his speeches at two red-shirt rallies, held by Kotee Red Guard, in November 2013.
9 Jul 2014
8 Jul 2014
Claudio Sopranzetti, an Italian visiting researcher at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, on Monday delivered a presentation "Moving in the cracks: Motorcycle taxi drivers, street protests and the fragility of power in the Thai capital” based on his doctoral dissertation in anthropology at Harvard.
21 Jun 2014
Khaosod English reported on Saturday that the spokesperson of the military junta claimed the army is detaining an anti-establishment red-shirt activist at an undisclosed location so she can meditate without any distractions from the outside world. Kritsuda Khunasen, 27, was arrested by soldiers on 28 May in eastern Chonburi province, according to a number of activists.
12 Jun 2014
KHON KAEN – Since the May 22 coup d’état, Thailand’s military has tried to sweep the country clean of weapons to quell fears of a violent uprising. But in Isaan, the heartland of the Red Shirts, some of the soldiers’ actions have raised doubts about the military’s intentions. Red Shirts here believe that the military may be wrongly framing peaceful Red Shirts as violent terrorists in a high-profile legal case, which could set the stage for a wider crackdown on Red Shirts in the region.
6 Jun 2014
The Military Court in northern Chiang Rai province has summoned seven anti-junta protesters to report at 9.30 am on Tuesday, June 10, reportedly to acknowledge charges of participating in a public assembly of more than five people. The seven protesters were arrested on Sunday May 25 at McDonald’s Chiang Rai Central Plaza branch. They held a symbolic protest against the military similar to the event held in Bangkok at McDonald’s Ratchaprasong branch.