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<p>The mother of student activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul&nbsp;has received a police summons on a charge under the Emergency Decree, after she joined a protest demanding her daughter&rsquo;s release.</p>
<p>In the presence of dozens of soldiers and police officers, people gathered yesterday evening in central Bangkok to show solidarity with an embattled anti-junta activist held in custody for lèse majesté.</p> <p>At 5 pm on 18 January 2017, about 50 people — many of them members of the anti-junta activist groups New Democracy Movement (NDM) and Resistant Citizen — gathered on the skywalk above Ratchaprasong Intersection in Bangkok.</p>
<p>Leading anti-junta activist groups have planned to gather at Ratchaprasong Intersection in central Bangkok from 5-6 pm on 18 January 2017 to support Jatuphat ‘Pai’ Boonpattararaksa.</p> <p>The organisers of the ‘Anything for Pai’ event are the New Democracy Movement (NDM) of which Jatuphat is a member and Resistant Citizen, another well-known anti-junta group. &nbsp;</p> <p>The group will gather on the skywalk at the intersection to write postcards and perform other activities.</p>
<p dir="ltr">Anti-junta activists and others have travelled from Bangkok to Khon Kaen to campaign for the release of an anti-junta activist accused of lèse majesté.</p> <p dir="ltr">On 12 January 2016, members of Resistant Citizens, an anti-junta activist group led by Sirawit Serithiwat, gathered at Hua Lamphong Train Station, Bangkok to take a trip to Khon Kaen province in northeastern Thailand.</p>
<p>Activists charged over Rajabhakti Park trip refuse to be tried by Military Court</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Embattled anti-junta activists charged with defying the Thai junta’s ban on political gatherings by organizing a field trip to Rajabhakti Park, the military’s royal theme park plagued with corruption allegations, have refused to be tried by a Military Court.</p>
<p dir="ltr">Key members of Resistant Citizen, a well-known anti-junta activists group, and other leading pro-democracy activists might be charged with Computer Crime Act over performing in a music video on the draft constitution referendum.</p>
<p>A self-described patriotic group has urged the police to probe a well-known anti-junta activist group who accused the Thai junta of overthrowing the constitution.</p>
<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>The Military Court has handed out a three-month jail term to an elderly teacher accused of sedition for giving a flower to an anti-junta activist.</p> <p><a href="">Matichon Online</a>&nbsp;reported that the Military Court of Bangkok at 11:40 am on Monday, 23 May 2016, sentenced Preecha Kaewbanpaew, a 77-year-old retired teacher, to six months’ imprisonment and fined him 8,000 baht.</p>
<div> <div> <div>The Military Court has issued an arrest warrant for Patnaree Charnkij, mother of a pro-democracy activist, for lèse-majesté. Her lawyer said authorities issued an arrest warrant without a summons. &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Friday, 6 May 2016, Khaosod <a href="">reported</a> that the Bangkok Military Court issued an arrest warrant for Patnaree Charnkij under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse-majesté law. </div></div></div>
<p>Police have charged activists for violating the public cleanliness act by posting messages on post-its for&nbsp;<a href="">the eight abducted junta critics&nbsp;</a>while a few were interrogated for participating in the same activity.</p>
<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>