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By Prachatai |
<p>Prachatai&rsquo;s collaborative investigative report on Wanchalearm Satsaksit&rsquo;s disappearance and a documentary on the unremitting hardship of an injured Red Shirt protester have received awards from Amnesty International Thailand (AIT).</p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<div>The end of the Pom Mahakan community – an almost 2-century-old settlement - reflects the ignorance of the Bangkok administration and Thai society about preserving the history of normal townsfolk, especially when the Thai-style costume trend is on the rise.</div> <div> </div> <div>I have covered the story of the Pom Mahakan community as a journalist for the past year. The community population had already shrunk from 300 to around 50 people. </div>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<div>His lawyer and brother speak out about the difficulties in the investigation into the death, about a community in fear and about a family grievously hurt as last March 17th marked the first anniversary of a soldier shooting dead Lahu activist Chaiyaphum Pasae, accusing him of smuggling drugs.</div> <p></p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<div> <div>We're talking to Pratubjit Neelapaijit, as the daughter affected by the disappearance of her father Somchai Neelapaijit and the 14 lost years with no return in terms of law, reflecting on the contradictory state of human rights where the state chooses to support some cases, and chooses to arrest only some people. She points out that developing a democratic society is the way out and that all sides have a role in reconciliation.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>International Women's Day has come around again in March. </div></div>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya and Thaweeporn Kummetha |
<div> <div> <div>On 5 January 2018, the Thai authorities detained Sam Sokha, a prominent labour activist, and deported her to Cambodia on 8 February. The incident has raised concerns among various human rights organisations that Hun Sen and the Thai military government are covertly making a deal on exchanging political refugees.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Thai and Cambodian government officials cooperated in arranging a hurried deportation of the activist. She was deported little more than a month after she was arrested. </div></div></div>
By Tewarit Maneechay and Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<div>On 29 January, Ratchaburi Provincial Court will announce the verdict in the case of 4 activists and 1 Prachatai journalist who were accused of allegedly violating the Referendum Act by giving moral support to villagers in Ban Pong District, Ratchaburi Province in the case of the activists, and by reporting on the incident by the Prachatai journalist. Prachatai invites readers to review the proceedings of a case that has been going on for around a year, as well as the demands for a democratic referendum from organizations fighting for human rights and media freedom.&nbsp;</div> <p></p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<div> <div><em>An activist with the Assembly of the Poor on the issue of the Pak Mun Dam, Kritsakorn Silarak has been summoned to military bases 18 times. Kritsakorn spoke of the experience of his mother and coworker throwing their telephones in frustration with military pressure.&nbsp;</em></div> </div>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<div>Research shows an increase in the number of young middle-class Thai women marrying white men. </div>
By Muhammed Deuramae |
<div><em>Women in the Deep South have used photographs as the creator of a healing environment for the community.</em></div> <p></p>
By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich and Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-8373f501-6248-a278-69a0-14fc1809573d">Crowds gathered in central Bangkok to show support for the 14 detained anti-junta activists amid a heavy presence of police and military officers in and out of uniform.</span></p>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<div>Experts say torture will cause problems for society if people are not aware that it exists and what it will lead to. It is therefore the duty of the media to make society aware of torture.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Wednesday 24 June, the Cross Cultural Foundation (CrCF), Amnesty International Thailand and the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology of Silpakorn University organized a public forum on Media and Torture Prevention at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), Siam Square, Bangkok. </div>
By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<div>About 100 people gathered at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument on Thursday when a group of embattled activists from Bangkok and Khon Kaen awaited arrest by the police and rallied against the military regime amid tight security.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 25 June, 11 anti-junta student activists under the newly founded Neo Democracy Movement (NDM) protested against the military dictatorship at the Democracy Monument, Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The rally began in the afternoon after the group left Suan Ngern Mee Ma, a place under the care of Sulak Sivaraks </div>