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By Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) |
<p>210&nbsp;<a href="https://apwld.org/sign-on-statement-in-solidarity-with-thai-democracy-protesters/">civil society organisations and individuals</a>&nbsp;from across the globe have come in support of the Thai democracy movement and expressed solidarity with the peaceful Thai protesters in their demands for participatory democracy and fundamental human rights in the country. Many of the protests that gathered tens of thousands of people across Thailand have been led by young women leaders and women human rights defenders.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul, Parit Chiwarak, and Panupong Jadnok faced a long night after the court denied a police request to extend their temporary detention in Bangkok Remand Prison. Re-arrest was waiting for them outside amidst allegations of illegal arrest by the police, where violence was involved.</p>
By PEN International |
<p>PEN International issued a <a href="https://pen-international.org/news/thailand-government-crackdown-and-drop-all-charges-against-peaceful-demonstrators?fbclid=IwAR2iEhm0AUvb6j8cBmDnObm-mtsu57j0zMF8u1TSFd-dpYDhXXPx71J5Hg0">statement</a> on Thursday (29 October) raising concern over the ongoing crackdown against dissenting voices and called for the Thai authorities to drop all charges against peaceful demonstrators.&nbsp;</p>
By Thidatep Piboon and Bamaejuri Sokhlet |
<p>Students&nbsp;attending the <a href="https://prachatai.com/english/node/8825">rally on 2 October 2020</a> at the Ministry of Education share experiences of the backlash they receive from their parents for going to protests and their opinions on the current student movement.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>During his imprisonment in the Thanyaburi Prison, student activist Nutchanon Pairoj wrote a letter inviting others to join the fight.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Following his arrest and detention at the Chiang Mai Remand Prison, human rights lawyer and protest leader Anon Nampa wrote a letter calling for others to continue their fight.&nbsp;</p>
By International Commission of Jurists |
<p>The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) published a legal briefing on 27 October in response to the implementation of the Emergency Decree in response to the pro-democracy protests, calling for all official use of power during the severe state of emergency to be subjected to a review in court and&nbsp;ensure the affected persons&rsquo; right to access to an effective remedy</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Thousands joined a march to the German Embassy in Bangkok on Monday&nbsp;(26 October) to submit a petition calling for the German authorities to investigate King Vajiralongkorn&rsquo;s use of power during his time in Germany.</p>
By ARTICLE 19 |
<p>The Thai government has repeatedly violated the human rights of peaceful protesters during a crackdown on a vigorous and growing youth-led protest movement, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights and ARTICLE 19 said in a briefing released on Sunday (25 October 2020).&nbsp;</p>
By aurantiaco, Sorawut Wongsaranon, Yiamyut Sutthichaya, Anna Lawattanatrakul, and Kotcharak Kaewsurach |
<p>Prachatai tells the story of the pro-democracy protests between 14 &ndash; 21 October 2020 in 23 pictures, taken by our field reporters during the week-long series of demonstrations at various locations in Bangkok.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>During her detention in the Thanyaburi Prison, student protest leader Panusaya &quot;Rung&quot; Sithijirawattanakul wrote a letter to her fellow activists.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Rapipat Khamphichai, the lawyer for &lsquo;Mor Lam Bank&rsquo; Patiwat Saraiyaem, released a memo after visiting his client, who is being detained while the investigation into his case takes place.</p>