People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC)

28 Jul 2016
Two years after the 2014 coup d’état, a provincial court in southern Thailand has handed a suspended jail term to a leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) over an anti-election protest. Ranong Provincial Court on Wednesday, 27 July 2016, handed a jail term of one year and six months and a 30,000 baht fine to Sucheep Patthong, a leader of the PDRC protest in Ranong.
25 Apr 2016
The deputy junta head ordered the authorities to launch investigations into the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and the anti-establishment red shirts for announcing their stands on the draft constitution.   Thai News Agency reported on Monday, 25 April 2016, that Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, the deputy junta head and Defence Minister, told the media that no one is allowed to criticise the junta-sponsored draft constitution publicly as the Draft Referendum Act is already in force.
25 Apr 2016
The People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) anti-election group, has embraced the junta-sponsored draft charter, saying that it is a way out of the country’s political problems while the anti-establishment red shirts have urged the junta to lift the ban on debates over the draft.  
3 Mar 2016
The Criminal Court has sentenced a suspect known as the ‘popcorn gunman’ to 37 years and four months in prison for attempted murder and carrying a weapon in public during the political violence in February 2014.
27 Jan 2016
The Provincial Court in the eastern province of Trat has dismissed murder charges against three suspects in a PDRC bombing case, but sentenced one suspect to five years in jail for possessing illegal weapons.     Trat Provincial Court on Tuesday, 26 January 2016, dismissed murder charges against Watchara Krajangklang, Somsak Poonsawad, and Somsak Sunan, three suspects in the bombing case of a People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) anti-election protest in 2014.
24 Dec 2015
The Civil Court has fined three anti-election demonstrators almost one million for barricading the Interior Ministry and Department of Provincial Administration (DPA) buildings in Bangkok. The Civil Court on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, on Wednesday, 23 December 2015, found Somsak Kosaisuk, Komsan Thongsiri, and Sawit Kaewwan, three key leaders of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) anti-election protest, guilty of barricading the Interior Ministry and DPA buildings during the PDRC protest prior to the 2014 coup d’état.
8 Dec 2015
After a number of  activists were arrested en route to Rajabhakti Park to investigate its corruption scandals, the poster child of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), the anti-election protest group, said that the park scandal is being used as a trap to pit people against the military government.
17 Nov 2015
The Civil and Political Rights Subcommittee of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has concluded that although the 2013-2014 anti-election protests of People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) were overall constitutional, they violated the rights of others.
6 Nov 2015
A court has dismissed charges against an anti-election protester accused of preventing the 2014 advance election, saying that it was election officials who cancelled the election. The Phra Khanong District Court, Bangkok, on Thursday, 5 November 2015, dismissed charges against Thawatchai Promchan, 45, a former key leader of the People’s Force and Thai Energy Reform Network, a political group which joined the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), an anti-election group, to prevent advance voting in 2014.
5 Oct 2015
The Criminal Court has postponed to next year the trial of key members of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), an anti-election election group, charged with sedition and preventing the 2014 election.  
2 Oct 2015
People not getting jobs is becoming a regular feature of the news. First ultra-royalist Boworn Yasinthorn failed in his bid to become a National Human Rights Commissioner, where one assumes he would champion the right to file lèse majesté charges against anyone he disagreed with.  And now Chitpas Kridakorn, once a Bhirombhakdi but still a Boon Rawd beer heiress, has decided to withdraw her application to join the police force. 
29 Sep 2015
Prosecutors have indicted eight anti-election protesters for barricading Bangkok’s election venues during advanced voting in the election in early 2014. At the Criminal Court on Ratchadaphisek Road, Bangkok, at 11 am on Monday, 28 September 2015, prosecutors indicted Tinnakorn Plodpai, 35, one of the leaders of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), an anti-election mob, for barricading the election venue in Bang Kapi District of Bangkok on 26 January 2014.


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