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Authorities intimidate pro-elections protesters outside Bangkok

February 13, 2018

The authorities have summoned a student activist who planned to hold a pro-election rally in Chiang Mai. Meanwhile, the police are searching for a pro-election protester in Buriram.? ? On 13 February 2018, a student activist (name withheld due to privacy concerns) from the Liberal Assembly of Chiang Mai University for Democracy (LACMUD)...
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14 villagers face charges for supporting We Walk

February 6, 2018

The police and soldiers have summoned eight villagers in Phayao during the night and later accused them of violating the junta’s ban on public gathering. The villagers were prosecuted after holding a campaign in support of the civil rights march from Bangkok to Khon Kaen.? ? On 6 February 2018, the police accused...
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Graffiti artist faces intimidation over mural mocking Prawit

February 5, 2018

An anonymous graffiti artist has vanished after saying that the police are hunting him for painting a mural mocking the deputy junta head in public.? ? The anonymous street artist-activist complained that security forces were persecuting him for expressing himself in a message posted to his Facebook page over the weekend. ? “To...
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Intimidation against We Walk continues despite court’s ruling

February 2, 2018

Despite a recent ruling from Administrative Court ordering the authorities to facilitate the civil right march, the local authorities in Nakhon Ratchasima have pressured the civil right march to leave the area two days earlier than planned.? ? On 1 February 2018, about 10 local government officials visited participants of We Walk, A...
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Authorities harass monks for joining civil rights march

January 25, 2018

The religious and security officers have intimidated an environmentalist monk from Phrae Province who joined the march for civil rights from Bangkok to Khon Kaen. He joined the walk for only five kilometres. ? On 24 January 2018, the fourth day of the march “We Walk, A Walk for Friendship” , Phra Yongyut...
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March for civil rights to petition Administrative Court for right to assembly

January 22, 2018

The anti-junta march has called for legal protection after the authorities searched their supply trucked, detained four protesters and intimidated a temple that sheltered them. ? On 22 January 2018, the third day of the rally “ We Walk, A Walk for Friendship ” from Bangkok to Khon Kaen, the march organiser, petitioned...
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Police intimidate Muslim Malay in Nakhon Si Thammarat

December 29, 2017

The police in Nakhon Si Thammarat seems to have a plan to collect detailed information about Muslim Malays living in the province. The information includes fingerprints, explicit physical appearances and address. This operation has caused fear among the Muslim Malay community in the area.? ? Muhammad Gaddafi Guna, a university student in Nakhon...
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Authorities continue to disrupt regional red-shirt new year’s party

December 25, 2017

A regional red-shirt group decided to call off a new year party after a brief confrontation between the redshirts and the police.? ? On 24 December 2017, police officers disrupted a new year’s party hosted by Western and Central Redshirts. The event was held at a restaurant in Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram. The...
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Yingluck asks supporters to stay home on her judgment day

August 24, 2017

Conceding to pressure from authorities, the former Prime Minister has warned her supporters against coming to court tomorrow when her verdict will be announced, fearing the risk of violence by a ‘third party’. ? On 24 August 2017, former PM Yingluck Shinnawatra posted on her Facebook page that her supporters should stay at...
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High school student intimidated after criticising junta head

July 21, 2017

Soldiers have visited the school of a student activist, asking him to cease criticising Prayut on threat of further intimidation.? ? On 21 July 2017, Sanhanutta Sartthaporn, the Secretary General of education reform group Education for Liberation of Siam (ELS), posted on his Facebook account that he was visited by two plainclothes soldiers...
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Security officers disrupt seminar criticising junta’s land policy

April 20, 2017

The authorities odered a postponement of a public seminar about the junta’s land policy as they thought the seminar will talk about the missing 1932 revolution plaque. ? On 19 April 2017, security officers including police, soldiers and administrative officials, visited Seub Nakhasathien Foundation (SNF) and asked its staff to postpone the seminar...
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Thailand: Civil society under attack as authorities criminalize dissent

February 9, 2017

Amnesty International (AI) Thai authorities are waging a campaign to criminalize and punish dissent by targeting civil society and political activists who peacefully exercise their rights to freedom of expression and assembly, a new briefing from Amnesty International said today. ? Dozens of human rights defenders, pro-democracy activists and others are currently being...
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Plainclothes officers stalk Yingluck during her New Year’s vacation

January 4, 2017

The junta head has confirmed the allegation that police officers had followed the former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during her New Year holiday, saying it is a normal measure that she has to be followed. ? On 3 January 2016, Yingluck posted on her Facebook page that she was closely followed by police...
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Authorities intimidate Facebook followers of exiled monarchy critic

December 8, 2016

Authorities have summoned or visited at least six people across the country who follow the Facebook page of an exiled academic. Authorities informed them that following the academic could be considered lèse majesté. ? ? Photo courtesy of Pixabay ? Since 4 October 2016, Prachatai has received reports of at least six cases...
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Soldiers visit anti-junta activists’ house

September 12, 2016

After a long absence, military officers visited two anti-junta activists at their house to ‘adjust their attitudes’. The soldiers said they will visit the house again with their higher commander. ? On 10 September 2016, seven soldiers visited Phayao Akhad and her son, Natthaphat Akhad, at their house in Prachinburi Province. The two...
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5 villagers summoned for wearing ‘vote no’ t-shirts

July 22, 2016

The authorities in the northern Thailand have summoned five villagers for five days of lectures after an image of them wearing t-shirts campaigning for ‘vote no’ in the August referendum was shared on social media. ? On Thursday, 21 July 2016, soldiers, police officers, and local administration officials summoned five villagers of Ban...
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Review of human rights violations prior to the Constitutional Referendum in Thailand

July 18, 2016

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights Following the announcement of the NCPO that the Constitutional Referendum is to be held on August 7, various groups have expressed their views on Thailand’s draft constitution. Both pro- and anti-draft groups have been running campaigns and expressing their views in public. Unfortunately, however, the NCPO has not...
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Almost 20 red shirts in Isaan summoned for joining referendum watch campaign.

July 14, 2016

Almost 20 people in the northeastern Thailand have been summoned after they participated in the red-shirt referendum watch campaign a month earlier. On Thursday, 14 July 2016, security officers including soldiers, police officers, and local administrative officials in the northeastern province of Udon Thani summoned 19 people, who joined a local red-shirt referendum...
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Deep South activists intimidated for alleged pro-separatist t-shirts

July 8, 2016

Authorities have intimidated activists and journalists in the Deep South of Thailand for producing t-shirts allegedly supporting the separatist movement. A Deep South activist said that Thai authorities misunderstood the t-shirts because they do not know Javi language. In the past couple days, social media has been flooded by pictures of five people...
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Activists arrested while handing out ‘vote no’ flyers

June 23, 2016

Pro-democracy activists and unionists have been arrested for distributing ‘vote no’ flyers to people at an industrial estate after the authorities asked them to stop the activity. ? ? ? On Wednesday, 23 June 2016, Rangsiman Rome, a prominent activist from the New Democracy Movement, an anti-junta activist group, was arrested while handing...
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Military intimidates pro-democracy Buddhist monk

May 12, 2016

The military has gone to a new level by intimidating a pro-democracy Buddhist monk at his temple.? ? On Thursday, 12 May 2016, Phraiwan Wannabut revealed on Facebook and to Prachatai that the military had visited him at his temple more than five times and will come again this Saturday.? ? Each time,...
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