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By Prachatai |
<p>Pro-democracy protesters gathered at Ratchaprasong intersection on 25 October demanding that the state free arrested protesters, and underlining the demands for the PM to resign, for amendments to the constitution and monarchy reform.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>An overnight protest took place on 23 October in front of the Bangkok Remand Prison to welcome Jatupat &lsquo;Pai&rsquo; Boonpattararaksa, an activist from Khon Kaen, the last protester of those arrested on 13 October to be released.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Police officers have searched the house where activist Jatupat &ldquo;Pai Dao Din&rdquo; Boonpattararaksa and his friends are staying and seized 17 banners to be used on 19 Sep.</p>
<div> <div>An anti-junta activist has decided to flee Thailand after learning that she faces up to 15 years in prison for sharing a profile of the Thai King written by the BBC. </div></div>
<div> <div>Villagers in Loei have vowed to fight against gold mining and urged the junta not to prolong its power after the election. </div></div>
<div> <div>The Military Court in Khon Kaen has begun trying two members of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) merely for observing a public seminar that discussed the junta’s constitution. </div></div>
By Taweesak Kerdpoka |
<div>Although the Constitution supposedly guarantees the right to bail, it is as if that right does not exist for a lèse majesté suspect. In the case of Jatupat “Pai” Boonpattararaksa, the court seemed to improvise the reason for revoking bail beyond what the law allows, an expert says.</div> <p></p>
<div> <div>A student activist convicted of lèse majesté has revealed that prison staff ordered him to take off his clothes and rubbed his genitals five times in a search for drugs.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 16 November 2017, Jatupat Boonpattaraksa, also known as Pai Dao Din, was summoned to Phu Khiao Provincial Court to be tried for violating the 2016 Referendum Act.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Jatupat and another student activist, Wasin Prommanee, were accused of inciting chaos during the junta-sponsored constitutional referendum in August 2016. </div></div>
<div> <div>While the court last week ruled on the first royal defamation case under Rama X, the case began against the youngest lèse majesté suspect ever. Another three crucial verdicts will be read on 25 August.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><img alt="" src="" /></div> <h2>Last week prosecutions</h2> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>Two remarkable lèse majesté cases occurred during the past week. </div></div>
<div> <div>Six student activists have chosen to petition the court over their contempt of court charges, arguing their symbolic actions and songs outside a provincial court in support of Jatuphat ‘Pai Dao Din’ Boonpattararaksa were a legitimate exercise of the freedom of expression.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 8 May 2017, <a href="">the activists</a> delivered a petition against their charges to Khon Kaen Provincial Court. </div></div>
<div>Two pro-democracy groups have called for charges against seven student activists to be withdrawn. </div>
By Jamorn Sornpetchnarin |