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By Prachatai |
<p>The activist network Citizens for the Abolition of 112 submitted a petition to the US Embassy yesterday (10 May) calling for the US to pressure the Thai authorities to release detained activists and repeal the royal defamation law.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Almost half of the 1.5 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 donated by the United States will be used as booster doses for frontline medical staff.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Following the <a href="">dissolution</a> of the Future Forward Party (FFP) on Friday (21 February), several human rights organizations, along with the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) and the Embassy of the United States in Thailand, have spoken out against the Constitutional Court&rsquo;s decision to dissolve the popular opposition party, a decision which has been seen as damaging to the country&rsquo;s return to democracy and as disenfranchising a large number of voters.</p>
<div>At least four embassies in Bangkok have urged their citizens in Thailand to exercise caution during the August referendum, warning of possible protests.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><img alt="" src="//" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>According to Matichon Online, the Japanese Embassy announced that Japanese citizens in Thailand should be increasingly careful on the referendum date, 7 August. </div></div>
By Austin Silvan |
<div>Following the worst mass shooting in American history, the LGBTI community of Bangkok joined many other cities around the world in showing love, support, and solidarity for the victims at a candlelight vigil.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><img alt="" src="" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span>People light candles in Bangkok at the candlelight vigil held for the mass shooting at Puls </span></strong></div>
<div> <div>A group of pro-coup nationalist Thais rallied in front of the US Embassy in Bangkok, calling on the US to stop interfering in Thai politics after Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, criticized the imposition of the martial law during his visit to Bangkok.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The group calling themselves “The Network for the Protection of Thais’ Benefits and Dignity” gathered at the US Embassy on Wednesday and read a statement to the Embassy.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In the letter, the group urged the Unite </div></div>
<div><a href="">Khaosod English</a>: Thailand’s military government has summoned the head of the United States Embassy after a senior US official criticized the junta's use of martial law and called for a return to democratic rule in Thailand.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Don Paramatwinai, said today that the US Charge d'Affaires to Thailand, W. </div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thai authorities have released the woman protester who held “Long Live USA Day” placard on 4 July at the US Embassy after detaining her for five days.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On the US Independence Day on 4 July, Chaowanat Musikabhumi, aka “Nong,”, 52, gathered with other protesters at the Embassy to show support for the US. During the gathering, she was detained twice by plain-clothes officers, but was then released. On 6 July, about ten military and police officers later arrested her at her house in eastern Bangkok. </div>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>Thai police arrested a woman protester for showing support for the US in front of the US Embassy in Bangkok on 4 July, Independence Day.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The police detained Chaowanat Musikabhumi, aka “Nong,” at the Crime Suppressiong Division without charges.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>When she was interrogated by the military and security officers at the Thai Army Club, the military officers told her that by holding a placard reading “Long Live USA Day,” she may have violated Article 112 of the Criminal Code or the lèse majesté law that the placard </div></div>
<p><a href="">Khaosod English</a> reported on Sunday:&nbsp;<span>While anti-coup protests are strictly forbidden under Thailand's military regime, anti-American protests are perfectly legal, says a senior police commander.</span></p>