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<div> <div>The public prosecutor decided to file charges against human rights lawyer for hosting ‘standing still’ activities demanding for the release of junta critics.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Tuesday, 27 May 2016, Thailand Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) <a href="">reported</a> that the public prosecutor had filed charges under Public Assembly Act against Anon Nampa, a human right lawyer and a key member of Resistant Citizen, an anti-junta activist group, for hosting standing still activities to show support for and solidarity wit </div></div>
<p>Thai police have detained 16 activists for standing still to show solidarity with&nbsp;<a href="">10 persons abducted earlier by the military</a>. One of the 16 was later taken away by the military after the arrest.</p> <p>Police officers at about 6:30 pm on Wednesday, 27 April 2016, arrested 16 people for gathering at the Victory Monument in Bangkok and standing still to show solidarity with 10 people abducted by the military on Wednesday morning.</p>
<div>The ambiguity and legal loopholes of the Public Assembly Act make it difficult for the labour movement to hold assemblies. Labour unionists are calling for the authorities to come up with a clear framework of practical law enforcement.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Friday, 25 March 2016, the Confederation of Industrial Labour of Thailand, in coordination with IndustriALL Global Union, held a seminar on the 2014 Public Assembly Act and its impact on the exercise of labour rights under the 1975 Labour Relations Act. </div>
<p>Thai police stormed into a meeting of Buddhist monks discussing the Supreme Patriarch row and took two monks out of a temple. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">Matichon Online&nbsp;</a>reported that 20 police officers at 10: 20 am on Monday, 7 March 2016, stormed into a meeting of Buddhist monks at Wat Sri Sudaram, Bang Khun Non Subdistrict, Bangkok Noi District, Bangkok.</p>
<div> <div>Thai police have reportedly filed a charge against the leader of a traditional fishery group for not notifying the authorities before holding a rally at Government House.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The police last week summoned Sama-ae Jehmudor, President of the Federation of Thai Fisher Folk Association to hear charges at Nang Loeng Police Station on 22 February 2016, according to Banjong Nasae, Rak Thale Thai (Love Thai Sea) Association President.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The charge under the 2015 Public Assembly Act carries a fine of up to 10,000 baht.&nbsp;</div> <p> </p></div>
<p>The police have said that they will summon a key leader of a rally of monks for allegedly breaking the Public Assembly Act, while Buddha Issara, a well-known ultra-royalist monk, is pressing criminal defamation charges against him.</p>
<p>A group of military officers visited the leader of a labour union after it issued a statement condemning the authorities for using the&nbsp;<a href="">Public Assembly Ac</a>t and detaining labour union members.</p> <p>At least five military officers at around 8 pm on Wednesday, 13 January 2016, visited Wilaiwan Saetia, President of the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC), at the office of the Om Noi/Om Yai Labour Union in Samut Sakhon Province.</p>
<p>Military and police officers have reportedly intimidated leaders of the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC) several days after the committee investigated the detention of labour union leaders of an electrical appliance company. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Yesterday, on Thursday, 7 January 2016, Wilaiwan Saetia, president of the TLSC, reported that 4-5 military officers both in uniform and plainclothes followed her from the factory that she works to her house.</p> <p>She said that the authorities’ action intimidated her and the staff at her workplace.</p>
<p>A rally organised by civil society groups promoting land rights and land reform has been called off after the military invited rally leaders for discussions.</p> <p>According to&nbsp;<a href="">Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)</a>, on Wednesday morning, 23 December 2015, Direk Kongngern, President of the Northern Development Foundation (NDF) and nine other participants in the rally organised by NDF and People’s Movement for Just Society (P-Move) were summoned for a discussion with the military.</p>
<p>Thailand’s marginalised communities countrywide staged rallies to call for land rights amid tight monitoring from the authorities. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>People’s Movement for Just Society (P-Move) and Northern Development Foundation (NDF), civil society groups promoting land rights for Thailand’s landless communities, staged a rally on Tuesday morning, 22 December 2015, at the Three Kings Monument Square in the northern province of Chiang Mai.</p>