2020: The Year of Protests, Ceiling Breaking, and Political Lawsuits

You don’t have to follow the politics so closely to know that 2020 was a significant year for Thai political history. A number of events considered “impressive” have taken place throughout the year, particularly in the second half of it. The ongoing protests by students and citizens, courageous expression of youth in school and online, […]

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12/01/2564

“We are just citizens who never surrender ourselves to injustice: The two-point memo of “James Prasit” before being released from the incarnation

1 “We start counting from one together today With our spirit united, we shall fight together For a “new day” of happiness for all people Bravely, we declare the war to restore people’s power!” Kaew Kosum   “I would like to post a poem ‘Counting from one’ by Kaew Kosum again on this page. The […]

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23/11/2563

Voice of “Somyot”, he was locked up again after spending seven years in jail previously, “It feels even more painful”

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, 59, has been through the thick and thin, numerous protests, legal cases and seven years in prison after being convicted of violation of Article 112. This time, Somyot is back in prison again on a national security offense, but this time he is accused of violating Article 116 of the Criminal Code in […]

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23/11/2563

“We cannot live like this, we cannot live in a society like this”: “Pai Dao Din” yells from behind the bars

Jatupat “Pai” Boonpattararaksa was arrested on 13 October 2020, one day before the massive demonstration. There was no sign then that the government would pursue harsh measures against the protesters. The forcible dispersal of the gathering at the Democracy Monument was as violent as other times. Pai and his 20 friends were arrested before anyone […]

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20/11/2563

“The order to incarcerate suspects prior to trial will only deepen the wounds inflicted on the people”: Mike Panupong and his return to the prison

“My return to the prison this time causes me no problems. Unlike my previous stint in jail, I had no anxiety anticipating what I will face inside. I adjusted very quickly this time. The problem for me is that the presumption of innocence should apply to all suspects. I am not ok with the remand […]

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26/10/2563

The Civil Court abruptly aborted the trial process after “Prayuth” lifted the state of serious emergency. A new hearing date is set for 19 January 2021.

On 21 October 2020, six students from Chulalongkorn and Thammasat University, together with TLHR, filed a complaint on behalf of the people against General Prayuth Chan-Ocha, General Prawit Wongsuwan, and Police General Suwat Chaengyodsuk requesting the Court to revoke the announcement of the state of serious emergency, as well as all other relevant announcements and […]

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26/10/2563

Complaint Disclosed: Students Submitted a Complaint to the Civil Court Calling for a Revocation of the Announcement of the Severe State of Emergency and Related Announcements / Orders and Request of a Temporary Injunction and Emergency Review Today.

21 Oct 2020 – Around 10.30, at the Civil Court, Ratchada Road, six students from Chulalongkorn and Thammasat Universities, on behalf of the public whose freedom of expression and rights to a political gathering have been violated, came to submit the case against three defendants: Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister, as the person who […]

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21/10/2563

Court Order Disclosed – Anon’s bail revoked – Mike’s conditions added. Both deny reapplication.

3 Sep 2020 – The Ratchadaphisek Criminal Court saw the hearing of the Samran Rat Police Station inquiry officer, who had submitted a request to revoke the bail granted for Mr. Anon Nampa and Panupong ‘Mike’ Jadnok in the #FreeYouth case. The background for the hearing was the arrest of the two activists on 7 […]

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08/09/2563
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