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By Prachatai |
<p>As his supporters stormed the US Capitol, Thai netizens have been busy photoshopping President Trump into the familiar shirt and whistle of Suthep Thaugsuban, a key figure behind the protests which led to the military coup in Thailand in 2014.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>May 2020 is&nbsp;not only the 10th anniversary of the killing of the red shirts, but also the 6th anniversary of the 2014 military coup which overthrew Yingluck Shinawatra, the first woman prime minister of Thailand. In remembrace of the fateful event, Thai Political Slang Explained introduced&nbsp;&#39;&lsquo;อีโง่&rsquo; or &lsquo;stupid bitch&#39;, the offensive word which was abhorrently used to bring her down.&nbsp;</p>
<p dir="ltr">The Supreme Court has sentenced four people accused of shooting grenades into People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters in early 2014 to death, but reduced the penalty to life imprisonment. &nbsp;</p> <p>On 22 August 2017, the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling of the lower courts in handing dealth sentence to Chatchawan Prabbamrung, Somsri Marit, Sunthorn Pipuannog, and Tweechai Wichakam, according to <a href="">the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights</a>. &nbsp;</p>
<div>A provincial court in southern Thailand has acquitted anti-election protesters accused of preventing 2014 election, ruling that all witnesses were political opponents of the defendants. </div>
<p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The victim of a violent confrontation between the pro-government and anti-government camps in February has died today without receiving justice.</p> <p dir="ltr">Akaew Sae-Liew, a 72-year-old street vendor, was shot on his neck by gunmen, believably to be affiliated with the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), during a confrontation between the red shirts and anti-election PDRC guards at Lak Si Intersection on 1 February.</p> <p>After the incident, Akaew suffered from paralysis for eight months before his death this morning.</p>
<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The military have refused to disclose the whereabouts of a red-shirt supporter who has been detained for 13 days, and say he wants to continue his stay in a military camp.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Friday, lawyers from the <a href="">Thai Lawyers for Human Rights</a>, a network of human rights lawyers, met the police and the military to ask for information regarding Yongyuth Boondee, aka “Daeng Shinjang,” because he has been detained for longer than seven days -- the period allowed under martial law. </div></div>
<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>The latest round of Thai political crisis, which ended with a coup d'etat, started with the controversial blanket amnesty bill, supported by the leading Pheu Thai party and also about to end with the manesty.</div> </div> </div> <div> </div>
By Suluck Lamubol |
<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Thammasat University law scholars group Nitirat has called on the government to revoke martial law which was declared by the army early on Tuesday morning, saying that the law was declared arbitrarily without the approval of HM the King.&nbsp;</div> <div> </div></div>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk |
<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It is understandable that many people are literally obsessed about what will be the next political twist and turn.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>They are concerned about whether caretaker prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the Cabinet will today be removed by the Constitutional Court, whether there will an election, and what will happen to Thailand if there is yet another military coup following any further bloody confrontation between political supporters from both sides.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It is not good enough, however, to be lost and obsessed about </div>
By Kaewmala |
<div>Likhit Dhiravegin Interview - Part 2: On the orchestration of a political vacuum</div> <div> </div>
<p>PDRC “Buddha Issara” apologizes to military personnel for gun attack | “Man of the State” fails, next is Abhisit's turn at mediation | Yingluck supports Abhisit's role but Suthep won't | EC and Government agree to hold elections on 20 July amid Abhisit’s call for delayed polls</p> <p></p>
By Thaweeporn Kummetha |
<div>Kotee, a prominent hardcore pro-government red-shirt leader, has been the target of lèse majesté charges after he spoke to the foreign media about who is really behind the on-going anti-government protest. &nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <div> </div>