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<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Military Court in northern Chiang Rai province has summoned seven anti-junta protesters to report at 9.30 am on Tuesday, June 10, reportedly to acknowledge charges of participating in a public assembly of more than five people.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The seven protesters were arrested on Sunday May 25 at McDonald’s Chiang Rai Central Plaza branch. They held a symbolic protest against the military similar to the event held in Bangkok at McDonald’s Ratchaprasong branch. </div></div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Four people, including three local red-shirt leaders, and one civic society activist, have been arrested by the military in northeastern Ubon Ratchathani province. Only the activist has been released but on the condition that he has to report himself to the military everyday, according to a source, asked not to be named.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The three local red-shirt leaders are Sawas Kukaew, Somjit Suthipan, and Pichet Tabudd. </div>
<div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The military on Tuesday reportedly arrested 10 more red-shirts in northern Chiang Mai Province and raided the office of Rak Chiang Mai 51 Radio, a community radio station of the major red-shirt faction in the province. </div></div>
By Pongpan Chumjai |
<div>The pro-government United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) or red-shirt protesters have rallied since Saturday on Aksa Road on the western outskirts of Bangkok, vowing to protect the government against an upcoming charter court ruling that could see caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra toppled within weeks.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The red shirts’ 3-day-long rally also aimed to counter the anti-government protesters who have been protesting for five months. </div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thai Criminal Court on Tuesday ruled that Narin Srichomphoo, an anti-establishment red-shirt supporter, was killed by a high velocity bullet shot by the military.&nbsp;</div> <div> </div>
By Sittiporn Jorradol |
<div>The eyewitness account of&nbsp;Sittiporn Jorradol, former producer at Nation TV, who witnessed the violent incident near Ramkhamhaeng University last Saturday where five people were killed by gunshots.&nbsp;</div> <div> </div>
By Suluck Lamubol |
<div>Oct 24, 2013 – Families and relatives of those killed during the 2010 political violence rallied from the Democracy Monument to the Parliament House on Thursday to oppose the government’s attempt to pass a bill which grants a blanket amnesty for all sides.&nbsp;</div> <p></p>
By Prach Panchakunathorn |
<div>Last week Thailand's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) released a report on the "Demonstrations by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) during 12 March–19 May 2010" on their website.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>It took the NHRC three years to write the 88-page report, available only in (sloppy, ungrammatical) Thai <a href="">here</a>. But the release was a surprisingly quiet affair. </div>
<p>The Red Shirts, also known as the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), gathered on May 19th at Ratchaprasong intersection from the early morning to late at night to commemorate the third anniversary of the 2010 military crackdown.</p> <p></p>
By Tyrell Haberkorn |
<p>In “Red Shirt Academic,” Yukti Mukdawijitra, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology at Thammasat University, tells his own story of growing involved in struggling for accountability, freedom and human rights in the years since the 19 September 2006 coup. &nbsp;Simultaneously, he tracks the discomfort this has caused among his colleagues and others in Thai society who would prefer that he and others were less active. They call him a “red shirt academic,” a title he comes to embrace.&nbsp;</p> <p></p>