29 Aug 2020
63 people are facing charges under the Emergency Decree for participating in anti-government demonstrations, despite the authorities’ claim that the Decree is being extended in order to control the spread of Covid-19, says Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR).
27 Aug 2020
Thai authorities are increasingly arresting pro-democracy leaders in Bangkok for their role in organizing the widening protests, Human Rights Watch said today (27 August). The authorities should immediately drop all charges and unconditionally release pro-democracy activists arbitrarily detained for participating in peaceful rallies.
26 Aug 2020
Student activist Panupong “Mike” Jadnok was arrested for the second time yesterday (25 August), for participating in the demonstration at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus on 10 August. Human rights lawyer Anon Nampa was also arrested earlier today (26 August) on the same charge.
25 Aug 2020
Second arrest of student activist Panupong "Mike" Jadnok "reveals the Thai authority’s attempts to suppress the exercise of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly," says Amnesty International.
24 Aug 2020
In a collaboration with New Naratif, Prachatai speaks to Tattep ‘Ford’ Ruangprapaikitseree, secretary general for the Free People Movement and Nuttaa Mahattana, an activist from the We Vote Movement, about what led to these protests and the implications of a renewed youth movement.
23 Aug 2020
Prachatai spoke to a number of participants in the demonstration, including a group of student observers from Chulalongkorn University, a family with a young child, a man campaigning for a more open beer production law, Spokedark TV’s Winyu Wongsurawat, and art critic Thanom Chapakdee, about their goals in joining the protest at the Democracy Monument on 16 August.
20 Aug 2020
Human rights lawyer Anon Nampa was arrested again last night (19 August) because of his participation in the Harry Potter-themed protest on 3 August.
19 Aug 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Democracy Monument volcano
19 Aug 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Crossing the line
19 Aug 2020
Students at Chulalongkorn University staged an anti-government protest on Friday (14 August) despite resistance from the university and heavy rain which forced them to find a new location.
17 Aug 2020
Last night’s student protest is now dubbed the largest demonstration in Thailand since the 2014 military coup, after more than 20,000 people joined to press their three demands for the government.
15 Aug 2020
Student activist Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak has been granted bail today (15 August) after being arrested the day before while travelling to a demonstration at the Nonthaburi Pier and accused of sedition and holding an illegal public assembly.