18 Sep 2011
While the vast majority of Thai people are commemorating the 5th anniversary of the latest coup in order to show their strong disdain for this unconstitutional method of political change, a small group of people is spreading the possibility of another coup if the fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra returns to the country.
18 Sep 2011
Authorities have confirmed that citizen photographer Bernd Mechsner, 50, passed away earlier in the week. Bernd, a Swiss scientist, businessman and resident in Thailand for over a decade, died as a result of sudden heart complications on Monday evening, at his home in Bangkok.
15 Sep 2011
Leader of the red-shirt Red Sunday group Sombat Boon-ngam-anong has received a suspended jail term and a fine for violating the Emergency Decree last year.
14 Sep 2011
Several days ago, the Ratsadornprasong Law Office (สำนักกฎหมายราษฎรประสงค์) posted a letter written to the prime minister by detainees at Bangkok Special Prison. The letter, which is translated below, is dated 8 August 2011. Over a month later, the detainees are still in jail and are still awaiting justice.
2 Sep 2011
Three red-shirt defendants have been kept in jail without bail for 16 months now, despite the fact that their case has already been dismissed by the court in Bangkok last week.
31 Aug 2011
A former security guard who testified to the Criminal Court on the May 19, 2010 arson and death case at CentralWorld told judges yesterday that he had put his signature approving the police statement charging the two defendants without reading the document.
19 Aug 2011
Prasong Panyatham, a 27-year-old homeless scavenger, is among 5 defendants who were arrested by the military in Din Daeng, Bangkok, on 21 May last year. While their trial is underway, his recent no-show has made the other defendants worry that their case might not end anytime soon.
19 Aug 2011
Members of Peuthai party cannot deny the fact that one of the key factors which lead to it winning the recent election came from people’s anger towards political injustice since the 2006 coup.
15 Aug 2011
Two photo books document the movement that swept away the coup-makers
28 Jul 2011
Now that the Pheu Thai Party is getting ready to form a new government, the so-called "red shirts for democracy" face the challenge of living up to their self-chosen tag of being "truly democratic".
26 Jul 2011
On 25 July, a group of lawyers and red shirts visited 53 red-shirt detainees in Bangkok prisons to give them food and other necessities in a bid to give them moral support and help ease their hardship in prison.
21 Jul 2011
With the overwhelming win of the Pheu Thai Party in the July 3 elections and as Yingluck Shinawatra is headed to become the first ever female Prime Minister in Thailand, it is eerie to see the parallels between the recent developments in Thailand’s political history centered around the figure of Thaksin Shinawatra and the period of the late General Juan Domingo Peron’s influence in Argentina, particularly during the 1960’s and 70’s.