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<p>Pro-democracy activists and people from all walks of life gathered at Thammasat University and Bangkok Remand Prison on Sunday to give moral support for 14 embattled anti-junta activists in custody.</p> <p>At noon on Sunday, many students from the&nbsp;<a href="">Liberal League of Thammasat for Democracy (LLTD)</a>, activists, academics and others gathered in front of the Tha Prachan Campus of Thammasat University to attached placards with messages to support the 14 student activists on the campus wall.</p>
<p>The Thai army commander says that the arrest of 14 embattled anti-junta student activists was unavoidable to prevent further conflicts and warned that people involved with the student activists will face tough measures.</p> <p>According to the&nbsp;<a href="">Thai News Agency</a>, Gen Udomdech Sitabutr, Commander of the Thai Army and Deputy Defence Minister, said on Saturday that the arrest of 14 anti-junta student activists was necessary to prevent further conflicts in the nation.</p>
<p>Thai police officers attempted to search the car of a lawyer representing the 14 embattled student activists without a search warrant.</p> <p>At 1 am on Saturday, investigating officers from Chanasongkram Police Station in Bangkok attempted to search a car belonging to Sirikan Charoensiri, a lawyer from&nbsp;<a href="">Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)</a>,&nbsp;who is one of the defence lawyers of the 14 embattled student activists in front of the Bangkok’s Military Court.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p>(New York, June 27, 2015) –&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Thai</a>&nbsp;authorities should immediately drop all charges and release unconditionally 14 student activists who peacefully expressed opposition to military rule, Human Rights Watch said today.&nbsp;<br /></p>
By Thai Student Center for Democracy |
<p>As everyone has seen, Today is a day that our friends have been arrested by undercover authorities. 14 men and women. 14 men and women who stand fight with a horror of injustice and tyranny. One year ago, this tyranny has taken our freedoms away by stole our rights with guns, violence, censorship and civil unrest.</p>
<p>The Thai Military Court detained 14 embattled students activists accused of violating the Thai junta’s political assembly ban amid a crowd who came to give moral support to the students. &nbsp;</p> <p>At 00:20 am on Saturday, the Bangkok Military Court granted custody permission to detain 14 student activists who are accused of violating the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order No. 7/2014, which prohibits any political gathering of more than five persons for holding symbolic events to commemorate the 2014 coup d’état on 22 May.</p>
<p>The Thai junta has threatened to issue arrest warrants against anti-coup student activists who refuse to report to the police. &nbsp;</p> <p>On Thursday, Col Winthai Suwaree, the spokesperson of the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), announced that if the student activists from the&nbsp;<a href="">Dao Din Group</a>, an anti-junta student activist group from the northeastern province of Khon Kaen, fail to report to the police on 18 June, the police will issue arrest warrants against them.</p>
<p>Seven student activists in Thailand’s Northeast, Isan Region, refused to appear at a police station on Monday while activist groups from many regions of the nation marched to show their moral support.</p> <p>On 8 June, seven student activists of Dao Din, a student activist group based in Khon Kaen University who were summoned by the police, refused to report to the police in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen.</p> <p>They hoped that their ‘civil resistance movement’ could inspire other activists and people to show solidarity against the military regime.</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>The Thai military government’s last minute shutdown of a panel discussion on human rights is a blatant attempt to silence criticism in violation of Thailand’s international legal obligations, Amnesty International said.</p> <p>The event, a report launch by the NGO Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, on human rights violations in the year since the 2014 military coup, was today cancelled by Thai authorities at the last minute. Media reports said that authorities claimed the event was “likely to cause disturbance”.</p>
By Human Rights Watch |
<p>(New York, June 5, 2015) – Thai authorities should immediately drop criminal charges against 11 student activists who peacefully expressed opposition to military rule, Human Rights Watch said today.&nbsp;<br /><br />On May 22, 2015, Thai authorities arrested more than 40 activists in Bangkok and other provinces who were holding peaceful rallies to mark the first anniversary of the coup by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) junta. This was the largest crackdown on dissidents since the NCPO seized power in May 2014.<br /></p>
<p dir="ltr">The Thai police issued summon orders for at least two students who participated in an activity to commemorate the 2014 coup d’état, saying that the students allegedly breaking the junta’s protest ban.</p>
By Kongpob Areerat |
<p>In the final part of this series, Prachatai talks to Atiwich Patthamapornsirikul, aka Jimmy, a student activist from the Seri Kaset Group, a student activist group from Kasetsart University. In March, the Thai junta sent security officers to visit Atiwich’s family, urging them to restrict Atiwich’s political activities. However, Atiwich chooses to continue challenging the junta to call for a return to democracy.</p> <p></p>