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<p>The Civil Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by pro-democracy activists against the junta.</p> <p>On 30 October 2017, the Civil Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by 13 pro-democracy activists against the military government, according to&nbsp;<a href="">Matichon Online.</a></p> <p>Most of the 13 are youth activists from the New Democracy Movement and Democracy Restoration Group.</p>
<p>The Civil Court has commenced a trial initiated by democracy activists against the junta leader, the Army and the Royal Thai Police (RTP). The activists accuse authorities of violating their rights during a crackdown on a gathering to commemorate the 2014 coup d’état.</p> <p>On 18 July 2017, the Civil Court&nbsp;<a href="">held the first plaintiff witness hearing</a> in a case filed by 13 youth activists, most of whom are former members of the New Democracy Movement.</p>
<p>Anti-junta activists have filed a civil lawsuit against the Thai army, police, and the Prime Minister’s Office for abusing the rights of peaceful demonstrators. &nbsp;</p> <p>On 24 January 2017, activists from the New Democracy Movement (NDM) led by Rangsiman Rome, key leader of the group, attended a&nbsp;<a href="">preliminary hearing</a>&nbsp;at the Southern Bangkok Civil Court.</p>
By Yuval Ginbar |
<p>I'm a legal adviser, so not exactly a stranger to courts. I've even been in Thai courts before. But I still find the scene surreal. I was in a Bangkok military court on 7 July 2015, and I'm talking to 14 young students and activists who face the might of Thailand's military justice system.</p>
<div>Despite the risk of being sent to seven years in jail by the military court and harassments from the Thai junta, the 14 embattled anti junta activists, most of them university students, from the Neo Democracy Movement (NDM) still stand firm on their demand for democracy against the Thai military regime.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The 14 are:&nbsp;</div> <div>1 Rangsiman Rome</div> <div>2 Wason Setthasit</div> <div>3 Songtham Kaewpanpruk</div> <div>4 Phayu Boonsopon</div> <div>5 Apiwat Soontararak</div> <div>6 Rattapon Supsopon</div> <div>7 Supachai Phuklongploy</div> <div>8 Abhisit Suebnapa </div>
<p><a href=";typecate=06&amp;section=">Khaosod English</a>: Three people have reportedly been arrested for their suspected connection to a brief pro-democracy demonstration in front of the United States Consulate in northern Thailand today.&nbsp;</p> <p>Around ten masked activists gathered in front of the US Consulate in Chiang Mai province this afternoon and held signs pledging their support for human rights, democracy, and non-violence.&nbsp;</p>
<p>A Thai military court sent an anti-junta transgender student activist to a male prison before releasing her, despite an LGBT group’s concerns over sexual harassment that she might face. &nbsp;</p>
<p>Human rights lawyers condemned the Thai police for the hasty arrests of 14 embattled student activists and the unlawful collection of the activists’ mobile phones.</p> <p>Yaowalak Anuphan, head of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), said at a press conference on Sunday, 28 June, at Thammasat University, that the arrests on Friday were hasty and unprofessional.</p> <p>The 14 activists, mostly students, were arrested for political gatherings on 22 May, the first anniversary of the 2014 coup d’état, in Bangkok and the northeastern province of Khon Kaen.</p>
<p>Pro-democracy activists and people from all walks of life gathered at Thammasat University and Bangkok Remand Prison on Sunday to give moral support for 14 embattled anti-junta activists in custody.</p> <p>At noon on Sunday, many students from the&nbsp;<a href="">Liberal League of Thammasat for Democracy (LLTD)</a>, activists, academics and others gathered in front of the Tha Prachan Campus of Thammasat University to attached placards with messages to support the 14 student activists on the campus wall.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p>(New York, June 27, 2015) –&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Thai</a>&nbsp;authorities should immediately drop all charges and release unconditionally 14 student activists who peacefully expressed opposition to military rule, Human Rights Watch said today.&nbsp;<br /></p>
By Thai Student Center for Democracy |
<p>As everyone has seen, Today is a day that our friends have been arrested by undercover authorities. 14 men and women. 14 men and women who stand fight with a horror of injustice and tyranny. One year ago, this tyranny has taken our freedoms away by stole our rights with guns, violence, censorship and civil unrest.</p>
<div> <div> <div>At 5.30 pm on Friday police arrested 14 activists wanted on arrest warrants for anti-junta activities at their safe house, Suan Nguen Mee Ma, Charoen Krung, Bangkok.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The police took them to Phra Ratchawang Police Station for interrogation. </div></div></div>