Thanapol Eawsakul

13 Jan 2016
Military officers have visited the editor of the Same Sky Journal, asking whether the journal is involved in the distribution of Pheu Thai Party New Year calendar images of Yingluck and Thaksin. According to Thanapol Eawsakul, the editor of Same Sky Journal, an anti-establishment socio-political journal (Fah Diew Kan in Thai), four military officers came to his office at 12 noon on Wednesday, 13 January 2016, and held a brief discussion with him.
26 Aug 2015
Military personnel visited the office f an anti-establishment social-political journal, asking the editor his opinions towards the Thai junta.   Five officers from the 5th Anti-aircraft Infantry at 1:45 pm on Tuesday, 25 August 2015, came to the office of Same Sky Journal (Fah Diew Kan in Thai). The officers said that they came to introduce themselves to people working at the publication because they have taken over the responsibility to do so in place of those who used to be in charge of the same task.
21 Oct 2014
  The military has again attempted to censor the anti-establishment Same Sky (Fah Deaw Kan in Thai) publishing house by banning its t-shirts, one of which has the image of a dinosaur, with possible charges of lèse majesté.
10 Jul 2014
Thanapol Eawsakul, editor in chief magazine Fah Diew Gan (Same Sky), a political magazine, was arrested after posting a message on Facebook that displeased the ruling junta. Eawsakul was released on 9 July after four days in jail. The arrest took place after Eawsakul responded to an invitation to meet military officers at a cafe.
9 Jul 2014
Thanapol Eawsakul, editor of the Same Sky academic journal, was released from detention at around 3.50 pm on Wednesday after he was arrested and detained -- for the second time --- on Saturday evening.    He was forced to sign, again, an agreement stating that he will stop all political activities and stop expressing opinions on politics.   
9 Jul 2014
8 Jul 2014
  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is gravely concernedto have learned that Thanapol Eawsakul, writer, human rights defender, and editor of Fa Diew Kan (Same Sky) journal and publishing house, has been re-arrested and is being held by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). The conditions of his re-arrest and detention are arbitrary and a clear derogation of the Government of Thailand's obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
3 Jul 2014
A Thai court on Thursday morning sentenced an anti-coup protester to two months in jail and a fine of 6,000 baht, but since the defendant pleaded guilty, the jail term was suspended.    Weerayuth Kongkanatan, 49, was arrested on 23 May 2014, a day after the coup, while he was protesting against the coup d’état at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), near Siam Square.    “On the night of 23 May, the defendant and 500 accomplices, who are still at large, held an assembly to oppose the coup.
10 Jun 2014
  The trimonthly Same Sky journal, an academic journal which constantly criticizes the lèse majesté law and the establishment, has sent a letter to its subscribers saying that they will indefinitely delay publication of the journal due to the climate of fear.    Same Sky editor Thanapol Eawsakul was one of the first people summoned by the military junta. He was arrested for protesting against the junta and later detained without charge for seven days.
3 Jun 2014
  This is my account as a person who reported himself following an order of the junta and was detained for 7 days. As a number of friends have not yet reported themselves, and many have been called to do so, I think that this account may factor into the decisions of many people.    The conditions under which I reported may be different from those of many others. Since I was arrested on the evening of 23 May, I was detained for one night before there was a list of summons for people to report themselves.


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