24 Jan 2023
During a protest at Chiang Mai University yesterday (23 January) to demand the right to bail for political prisoners, police attempted to detain two students and accused them of causing panic and misunderstanding by dressing like inmates.
7 Dec 2022
After it was reported last week that the Myanmar military government had sentenced to death 7 students from Dagon University in Yangon who participated in anti-junta protests, students in Chiang Mai went to the US Consulate and the Myanmar Consulate to file petitions protesting the death sentences.
15 Oct 2022
Indigenous Karen communities from Samoeng District, Chiang Mai, filed a petition on Tuesday (11 October) to oppose the designation of forest land as part of Ob Khan National Park, as the land includes their community forest and spiritual area.
24 Aug 2022
Community rights and indigenous rights activists in Chiang Mai were blocked by crowd control police today (24 August) during their march to submit a petition to an APEC leaders meeting at the Le Meridien Hotel.
11 Aug 2022
Thai and Myanmar activists and artists gathered in Chiang Mai on Monday (8 August) to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the 8888 Uprising and protest the Myanmar junta’s violence against the people, while a performance artist staged a solo performance in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok on the same occasion.
5 Aug 2022
A Chiang Mai tattoo artist has been sentenced to 2 years in prison and a fine of 60,000 baht for destruction of public property after he drew a number of political graffiti on traffic signs and light poles across Chiang Mai city.
6 Apr 2022
50 residents of Kaboedin village, Omkoi district, Chiang Mai, filed a lawsuit with the Chiang Mai Administrative Court on Monday (4 April) to revoke an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a coal mine project sited near their community.
30 Mar 2022
Labour Court Region 5 revoked the decision of the Committee of the Employee Assistance Fund that denied migrant workers access to the Fund, the Court ruling that “the legal status of the employee not to be invoked to rule out their access to the Employee Assistance Fund”
16 Mar 2022
After the last two activists held in pre-trial detention were granted bail on 4 March 2022, activists in Chiang Mai ended their daily protest for the right to bail. We speak to writer and translator Pakavadi Weerapaspong about the Stand Against Tyranny protests and its role in the pro-democracy movement.
28 Feb 2022
Ukrainians in Chiang Mai gathered on Sunday (27 February 2022) at Tha Pae gate, a popular tourist landmark in Chiang Mai city, to call for an end to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
23 Feb 2022
A protest on Sunday (20 February 2022) at Tha Pae gate in Chiang Mai city called for the repeal of the royal defamation law, or Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code.
18 Feb 2022
Two student activists in Chiang Mai have been evicted from their apartment, after police surveillance on their activity caused their landlord concerns.