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By Prachatai |
<p>An open letter to the judges from Kritsadang Nutcharus, a lawyer of Tantawan Tuatulanon and Orawan Phuphong in regard to their continuous dry fasting to demand bail rights and justice reform.</p>
By Tyrell Haberkorn, Thongchai Winichakul |
<p>An open letter from University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Tyrell Haberkorn, and Emeritus Professor Thongchai Winichakul to the Southern Criminal Court, reminding the need to uphold the presumption of innocence and freedom of expression, regarding the detention of two monarchy reform activists who are currently going on a hunger strike.</p>
By Prof Dr Thongchai Winichakul, Prof Dr Tyrell Haberkorn |
<p>Hundreds of scholars from universities across North America, Europe and Asia are sending letters of appeal to high-level administrators at Chulalongkorn University (CU) asking them to defend academic freedom and stop the attack on Dr&nbsp;Nattapoll Chaiching.</p>
By Nidhi Eoseewong |
By Jatupat Boonpattararaksa |
<p>An article by Jutapat &quot;Pai Dao Din&quot; Boonpattararaksa on the lack of justice under the NCPO, translated by Tyrell Haberkorn.</p>
<div><span>7 August 2016</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As regards what happened today, I would like to inform state officials, the media, and the people that I was fully conscious of my actions. I am not mentally ill. I was neither on drugs nor was I drunk.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>My actions grew out of the consciousness of a citizen who only wishes to demand and stand firm for rights and freedom, which ought to be ours. Whatever the result, I will take responsibility for my actions. </div>
By Metta Wongwat |
<div>Once I began to write, I realized that selecting the topic of the lives of the ‘beloved’ of Article 112 prisoners was not a very good idea. Relationships are never an easy matter — they are complicated and very personal. These relationships have been lacerated and seriously wounded by politics. My questions unearthed and scattered dust from the painful past and it was as if the retelling served to hammer in the injustice of what has happened. Simple questions about the future became filled with profound emotion.</div> <p></p>
By Thanakorn S. |
<div><em>Note: <a href="">Aef Thanakorn&nbsp;S.</a> was arrested on 8 December 2015. &nbsp;He was detained in a military camp for seven days, the maximum currently permitted, before being taken to the Bangkok Military Court and formally accused of violating Article 112, Article 116, and the Computer Crimes Act. </em></div>
By Nidhi Eoseewong |
<div>The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) explains that summoning people for attitude adjustment and detention is carried out in accordance with the law. I say the NCPO because this explanation has been repeated by the head, deputy head, and on down to the spokesperson. </div>
By Attachak Sattayanurak |
<p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-0952d7e3-58a6-8995-7670-4a414fce838f">Note: Attachak Sattayanurak is one of the six university lecturers charged </span>with violating National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order No. 3/2015, which bans political gatherings of five or more persons,&nbsp;after holding a press conference and releasing a statement entitled <a href="">“The University is Not a Military Base”</a> in Chiang Mai on 31 October 2015.</em></p>
By Nidhi Eoseewong |
<p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-53f9b86e-d24d-e80a-e18f-f6474d7a8f9a">Prefatory note to the English translation: During the crackdown on red shirt protestors during April-May 2010, at least 94 people were killed and over 2000 injured.</span></em></p>
By Kongpob Areerat |
<p>After the names of the candidates for the National Human Rights Commissions of Thailand (NHRC) were revealed, many eyebrows were raised over the nomination of an ultra-royalist with a record of human rights abuse. For many human rights defenders, however, it is only the symptom of a malady that has long rendered the rights commission impotent.</p> <p></p>