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Upon the closing of the United Nations Habitat III conference last Thursday in Quito, Ecuador, journalists in attendance, including myself, were surprised that there weren't any protests staged by activists -- very unusual for such a UN meeting on ...
He joined the fledgling student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), went freedom-riding during civil rights protests in the South and was beaten and briefly jailed in Mississippi and Georgia.

Bangkok - Sirawith Seritiwat, a prominent student activist and persistent junta critic, said it wasn't long after the Oct. 13 death of His Majesty the Late King that soldiers rang him up to ask whether he would engage in any political activities and ...
A rights activist from the southwestern province of Yunnan has fled China and arrived in Thailand seeking asylum, as the United Nations granted political refugee status to two family members of another activist. democracy activist Zhou Ping ... Last ...
student leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung was denied entry to Thailand and detained for ten hours at the Bangkok international airport recently before being repatriated back to Hong Kong.
Bangkok, Oct 24 (Reuters) - human rights activists on Monday called on Thailand's junta to drop sedition charges against a rights lawyer in the first such case against an attorney since the military took power in a 2014 coup.

Minnesota activists are mobilising community members today against what they call the unjust deportation of eight Cambodian citizens from the United States, according to local media.
activists in Thai Opposition Heartland Say No politics During Mourning i ... Khon Kaen, Thailand. In villages scattered through the green rice fields of northeast Thailand, a stronghold of support for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his ...
The former telecoms tycoon has sent no messages to his beleaguered supporters in Khon Kaen, former red shirt activists say.
In villages scattered through the green rice fields of northeast Thailand, a stronghold of support for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his opposition "red shirt" movement, people have put politics on hold to mourn King Bhumibol Adulyadej ...
In Burma, known officially as Myanmar, Washington has cheered as the political party of democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi won elections - and a junta that had once cozied up to Beijing began distancing itself from certain Chinese investments.
Bangkok - Thailand's legislature is considering amending its controversial cybercrime law in a way that tech lawyers and digital privacy activists in the country fear could pressure online political speech and give the government broader range to ...
environmentalists AND Shan, Kayin and other activists are mobilising amid moves by Myanmar, China and Thailand to accelerate controversial plans to build a series of dams on the Thanlwin (also known as the Salween), the longest remaining free-flowing ...
Sustainable development and facilitated access to affordable medicine may face setbacks if such a partnership is adopted, representatives from FTA Watch, a coalition of civil society organisations in Thailand, said Wednesday. The RCEP -- which is to ...
She fled Thailand after the 2014 coup, along with dozens of pro-democracy activists who were involved in the so-called red shirt movement, which opposed military rule.
While Thailand was gripped by news of the king's death last week, another important anniversary had passed the week before in the Southeast Asian state.
investors anxious over Thailand's economic stability after king's death. Uncertainty hangs over Thai business after the death of King Bhumipol.

The king's stature was heightened by the political tumult of October 1973, when the arrest of 13 student activists triggered massive public protests against Thailand's military dictator du jour, Thanom Kittikachorn. After security ... Scottish ...
Forty-six were killed and hundreds injured, no perpetrators were ever brought to justice. On the massacre's 40th anniversary, artists organized an exhibit to remember the events through art and dance.
Bangkok (AP) - Buddhist monks, survivors, mourners and activists gathered Thursday, October 6,2016 to mark the 40th anniversary of one of the darkest days in Thailand's history, when police killed scores of university students at a peaceful protest ...
Netiwit Chotipatpaisal, a Thai activist who had planned to greet him at the airport, said police informed him that Wong was detained after Thailand received a notice from the Chinese government. The deputy commander of ... Amnesty International said ...
The lawsuit centred on changes to a book cover concerning the late Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, who led the red-shirt-backed People Power Party, a successor to the defunct Thai Rak Thai Party. Red-shirt figures claimed the changes were made after ...
Bangkok - Prominent Thai opposition "red shirt" activist and leader of the United Front for democracy against Dictatorship was jailed on Tuesday by the Criminal Court for violating his bail conditions.
While Thailand was gripped by news of the king's death last week, another important anniversary had passed the week before in the Southeast Asian state.
She fled Thailand after the 2014 coup, along with dozens of pro-democracy activists who were involved in the so-called red shirt movement, which opposed military rule.
Netiwit Chotipatpaisal, a Thai activist who had planned to greet him at the airport, said police informed him that Wong was detained after Thailand received a notice from the Chinese government. The deputy commander of ... Amnesty International said ...
The activist is among four other leaders who got bail in 2011 following their arrests in 2010 for leading an anti-government protest and for which they face charges of inciting terrorism.
Bangkok, Oct 11 (IANS): A Thai opposition activist was jailed on Tuesday for violating his bail conditions. The court ruled that United Front for democracy chief Jatuporn Prompan breached the preconditions of his temporary release, Efe news reported.
On October 6, 1976, state forces and an Anti-Communist mob attacked a student protest inside Thammasat University's Tha Prajan campus in Bangkok, Thailand. At least 46 people were killed, but the toll could be higher. students from various schools were ...
(Bangkok) - The Thai government should immediately drop all proceedings against human rights lawyer, Sirikan Charoensiri, including the specious accusation of sedition, which apparently relate to her organization's representation of 14 student ...
The Observatory strongly condemns the above-mentioned judicial harassment and calls on the Thai authorities to drop all charges against the five and repeal Article 61 of the Referendum Act.
And as soon as I had acknowledged my identity, they announced the order from Thai authorities to detain me and asked me to hand over my passport.
The romance between Thailand's military junta and Beijing was evident when Thai immigration officials blocked Hong Kong Christian student democracy activist Joshua Wong at Bangkok's main international airport on Oct. 4 at the request of the Chinese ...
"This verdict casts a deep shadow over the real progress in Thailand in recent months regarding labor conditions," Malmstrom said, just before the European Parliament approved a resolution expressing regret at the Thai court verdict and urging Bangkok ...
London, Oct 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A top European Union official criticised on Thursday a Thai court ruling that found a British rights activist guilty of criminal defamation for alleging labour abuses at a firm supplying pineapples to Europe ...
But a Thai activist who had planned to greet him said he was informed by police that Wong was detained after Thai authorities received a request from the Chinese government.
Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong returned home Wednesday after being deported from junta-run Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, as he and his supporters blamed China for his detention. The ...
Hong Kong political activist Joshua Wong was deported from Thailand on Wednesday after being detained in Bangkok for several hours when Thai officials refused to grant him entry. The 19-year-old, who made international headlines in 2014 for his ...
Joshua Wong, a slight and bespectacled 19-year-old from Hong Kong, may not appear to pose much of a threat to Thailand's military regime, but the young activist is known internationally for helping to lead 79 days of well-organized and politically ...
pro-democracy activist Nathan Law (centre) from Demosisto marches with other protesters to the Thai Consulate in Hong Kong on Wednesday to protest against Thailand's decision to bar activist Joshua Wong from entering Bangkok. Text Size: A A A. Reuters ...
Hong Kong (AP) - Thailand stopped Hong Kong teen pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from entering the country to give a talk and sent him home, raising questions about whether it acted at China's behest.
Thai student activist Netiwit Chotipatpaisal, red shirt, leads a protest emulating the 2014 Hong Kong style umbrella protests, at the detention and deportation of Hong Kong teen pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong at Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok ...
activists holding candles were on the streets outside Thammasat University before dawn to remember the dozens - if not more than 100 - students who were killed by government forces and pro-monarchy militias outside the campus on October 6, 1976.
All victims of political violence, including marginalised members of society, killed in times of turmoil deserve as much recognition as the intellectuals slaughtered in the brutal bloodshed of Oct 6, 1976, say media and political activists. State ...
Bangkok - Thailand stopped teen pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from entering the country and sent him back to Hong Kong, officials said today, in a move supporters suspected was triggered by pressure from Beijing.
Wong told reporters upon his return to Hong Kong Wednesday that he was grateful to be back in the city and viewed Thailand's action as illegal confinement. He said he had been surrounded by about 20 Thai security personnel at the Bangkok airport and ...
But a Thai activist who had planned to greet him said he was informed by police that Wong was detained after Thai authorities received a request from the Chinese government.
Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was stopped from entering junta-run Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, an official said Wednesday, as supporters blamed China for his detention.
A Hong Kong student activist who helped organise pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled city in 2014 was detained on arrival in Thailand on Wednesday, immigration officials said, with his supporters accusing China of being behind the move.
Bangkok (AFP) - Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was on Wednesday deported from junta-run Thailand, where he was due at events commemorating a massacre of student activists, as supporters blamed China for his detention. The bespectacled Wong ...


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