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By Prachatai |
<p>On his fifth day back as Prime Minister after a 37-day hiatus, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha conducted a visit to Khon Kaen and Ubon Ratchathani, where expressions of dissent as minor as raising three-finger salute drew a fierce response from his security detail.</p>
<div> <div>A military court has accepted a case against eight individuals who participated in seminar last year on the junta-backed constitution. Three are human rights defenders who came merely to observe the event.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 17 October 2017, Khon Kaen Military Court <a href="">accepted a case</a> against five student activists and three human rights defenders. </div></div>
<div>Two pro-democracy groups have called for charges against seven student activists to be withdrawn. </div>
<p dir="ltr">Jarupat (Pai) Boonpattararaksa is a member of Dao Din and a person who habitually uses Facebook in accessing various kinds of information and news. He is no different than the rest of us who can access social media more easily than 7-Eleven. He is one of thousands of people who shared a news story published BBC-Thai, but in his case a warrant for his arrest under Article 112 was issued for sharing this information. The person who has brought the case is a soldier. At this time, the police have taken Jatupat to the Khon Kaen police station to proceed with the case.</p>
<div> <div>A military court in Thailand’s northeast has granted bail for a hunger striking anti-junta student activist. A t-shirt with the word “commoners" has been also deemed a threat to national security by a court officer.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>On Tuesday, 23 August 2016, the military court in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen granted bail for Jatuphat Boonpattaraksa, also known as Phai, the pro-democracy activist who staged a hunger strike from 6 to 19 August. </div></div></div>
<p dir="ltr">Pro-democracy activists and lecturers visited a well-known anti-junta activist from Isaan, Thailand’s northeast, who has been stricken with a fever after more than a week of hunger striking behind bars.</p> <p dir="ltr">Chaturapat Boonyapatraksa, 25 and a youth activist from the New Democracy Movement (NDM), is being detained at Phu Khiao District Prison in the Isaan province of Chaiyaphum.</p> <p dir="ltr">Around 40 lecturers from Naresuan University and activists from Dao Din, a youth activist group based in Khon Kaen University, visited Chaturapat on Monday, 15 August 2016.</p>
By John Draper |
<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3355550c-949a-7cca-bd16-649cd5170d4d">Dear Dao Din Students, </span></p>
By Panida Dumri and Nattamon Krajangdararat |
<div>Freed anti-junta activists from the Dao Din group talk to Prachatai about their experience in jail and how they learned about the value of freedom.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> </div>
By Panida Dumri and Nattamon Krajangdararat |
<div><em>Freed anti-junta activists from the Dao Din group talk to Prachatai about their experience in jail and how they learned about the value of freedom.</em></div> <p></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>
<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>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<div>About 100 people gathered at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument on Thursday when a group of embattled activists from Bangkok and Khon Kaen awaited arrest by the police and rallied against the military regime amid tight security.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 25 June, 11 anti-junta student activists under the newly founded Neo Democracy Movement (NDM) protested against the military dictatorship at the Democracy Monument, Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The rally began in the afternoon after the group left Suan Ngern Mee Ma, a place under the care of Sulak Sivaraks </div>