In the presence of dozens of soldiers and police officers, people gathered yesterday evening in central Bangkok to show solidarity with an embattled anti-junta activist held in custody for lèse majesté. At 5 pm on 18 January 2017, about 50 people — many of them members of the anti-junta activist groups New Democracy Movement (NDM) and Resistant Citizen — gathered on the skywalk above Ratchaprasong Intersection in Bangkok.
Leading anti-junta activist groups have planned to gather at Ratchaprasong Intersection in central Bangkok from 5-6 pm on 18 January 2017 to support Jatuphat ‘Pai’ Boonpattararaksa. The organisers of the ‘Anything for Pai’ event are the New Democracy Movement (NDM) of which Jatuphat is a member and Resistant Citizen, another well-known anti-junta group. The group will gather on the skywalk at the intersection to write postcards and perform other activities.
Anti-junta activists and others have travelled from Bangkok to Khon Kaen to campaign for the release of an anti-junta activist accused of lèse majesté. On 12 January 2016, members of Resistant Citizens, an anti-junta activist group led by Sirawit Serithiwat, gathered at Hua Lamphong Train Station, Bangkok to take a trip to Khon Kaen province in northeastern Thailand.
Activists charged over Rajabhakti Park trip refuse to be tried by Military Court Embattled anti-junta activists charged with defying the Thai junta’s ban on political gatherings by organizing a field trip to Rajabhakti Park, the military’s royal theme park plagued with corruption allegations, have refused to be tried by a Military Court.
Key members of Resistant Citizen, a well-known anti-junta activists group, and other leading pro-democracy activists might be charged with Computer Crime Act over performing in a music video on the draft constitution referendum.
A self-described patriotic group has urged the police to probe a well-known anti-junta activist group who accused the Thai junta of overthrowing the constitution.
The public prosecutor decided to file charges against human rights lawyer for hosting ‘standing still’ activities demanding for the release of junta critics. On Tuesday, 27 May 2016, Thailand Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported that the public prosecutor had filed charges under Public Assembly Act against Anon Nampa, a human right lawyer and a key member of Resistant Citizen, an anti-junta activist group, for hosting standing still activities to show support for and solidarity wit
The Military Court has handed out a three-month jail term to an elderly teacher accused of sedition for giving a flower to an anti-junta activist. Matichon Online reported that the Military Court of Bangkok at 11:40 am on Monday, 23 May 2016, sentenced Preecha Kaewbanpaew, a 77-year-old retired teacher, to six months’ imprisonment and fined him 8,000 baht.
The Military Court has issued an arrest warrant for Patnaree Charnkij, mother of a pro-democracy activist, for lèse-majesté. Her lawyer said authorities issued an arrest warrant without a summons. On Friday, 6 May 2016, Khaosod reported that the Bangkok Military Court issued an arrest warrant for Patnaree Charnkij under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse-majesté law.
Police have charged activists for violating the public cleanliness act by posting messages on post-its for the eight abducted junta critics while a few were interrogated for participating in the same activity.