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(New York) – The Thai government should immediately end the incommunicado military detention of a prominent ethnic Malay Muslim human rights activist, Human Rights Watch said today. Aiman Hadeng, chair of the Justice for Peace Network, has been detained in a military camp in Thailand's Yala ...
Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the country's junta leader with a long nose yesterday, calling him a “liar” for delaying a general election ... “We urge everyone in the country to come out and join us,” said Rangsiman Rome, another activist in Bangkok. “It's time ...

Reuters BANGKOK (Reuters) — Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the country's junta leader with a long nose on Saturday, calling him a “liar” for delaying a general election promised this year. The junta has promised and postponed elections several times ...
That sparked a series of anti-junta, pro-election protests that have gained momentum in recent weeks with gatherings taking place in several provinces across Thailand. On Saturday, around 300 activists congregated at Bangkok's Thammasat University, wearing and distributing paper masks resembling ...
Pro-democracy activists at a protest in Thailand on Saturday wore cartoon masks they said were of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha with a long nose. They accused him of ... “We urge everyone in the country to come out and join us,” said Rangsiman Rome, another activist in Bangkok. “It's time to take ...
Pro-democracy activists wearing masks mock Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha as Pinocchio during a protest against junta at a university in Bangkok, Thailand, February 24, 2018. ... "We urge everyone in the country to come out and join us," said Rangsiman Rome, another activist in Bangkok.

Thailand's military government has filed criminal charges against 50 activists over a recent protest in which they demanded the army give up power and ... Thai courts rejected police requests to detain nearly three dozen activists over the same two charges last week, saying the protesters had cooperated ...
BANGKOK: A Thai court issued arrest warrants for four pro-democracy activists on Friday for staging a public protest amid growing pressure on the junta to hold elections as promised, police said. Rangsiman Rome, Sirawich Seritiwat, Ekachai Hongkangwan and Anond Nampa were charged with illegal ...
“By prosecuting activists for peacefully protesting military rule, Thailand's junta shows just how unwilling it is to ease its political repression,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “With each arbitrary charge against dissenters and critics, the junta makes a mockery of its promises to restore ...
Thousands of miles (kilometres) away in Los Angeles, a Thai internet sleuth calling himself CSI-LA scoured the web for previous photos of Prawit. Netizens joined in. And the watch count rocketed: from 1 to 5 to 12. It currently stands at 25. Makes include Rolex and Patek Philippe. The total estimated value: ...
HRW presented its 134-page report, based on interviews with more than 200 migrant workers, boat owners and activists, to members of the European Parliament in ... A Thai official questioned the validity of the report, titled “Hidden Chains: Forced Labor and Rights Abuses in Thailand's Fishing Industry.”.
For the report HRW conducted interviews with 248 current and former Burmese and Cambodian fishermen as well as Thai officials, boat owners, local activists and United Nations agency staff over a two-year period in all of Thailand's major fishing ports. It documented how migrant fishermen from ...
A former national reform councilor and activist wants the Customs and Revenue departments to investigate Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's many luxury watches - and especially the tax angle. Rosana Tositrakul, former member of the now-defunct National Reform Council, wrote in her ...
After about 10 hours of inconclusive talks on Saturday (Jan 20), members of the People Go Network started their long march from Thammasat University's Rangsit campus to their destination in Khon Kaen to highlight four pressing issues of the government policy that they would like the people to share their ...
"Thailand is heading at full speed to a dark, dictatorial past," said Brad Adams, Asia director of the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch, noting that the country has gone from "democratic governance concerned about human rights to dictatorial military rule that systematically prosecutes and imprisons activists.".
The story is one of Thailand's most celebrated historical feats and the date of the combat is marked each year with a military parade on Jan. .... HONG KONG (AP) - A Hong Kong court sentenced democracy activist Joshua Wong to three months in jail Wednesday in a contempt case stemming from the 2014 ...
Activists monitoring its enforcement found poor farmers bore the brunt of the order, leaving them at a huge disadvantage. The prime ... Gen Prayut also clarified his opinion yesterday that Thailand needs "Thai-ism democracy" after critics said this may not align with the democratic principles respected by the ...

BANGKOK — Marijuana decriminalization activists Tuesday hailed news that cannabis will be grown legally for the first time in Thailand, possibly in the northeast. Rattapon Sanrak, founder of a group that advocates for cannabis legalization, said that although reported plans to build a plantation in Sakon ...
"Thailand is heading at full speed to a dark, dictatorial past," said Brad Adams, Asia director of the US-based Human Rights Watch, noting that the country has gone from "democratic governance concerned about human rights to dictatorial military rule that systematically prosecutes and imprisons activists". The junta has ...
Activist groups are inviting people to sign a petition calling for the annulment of 35 orders issued by the National Council for Peace and Order they say violate people's rights. Their plan ... If the orders remained in effect, democracy would not be returned to Thailand despite the promise of a general election.
There are approximately 200,000 monks in Thailand. ... SULLIVAN: Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, a longtime university professor, was the first Thai woman to be ordained back in 2003 by traveling to Sri Lanka, the ... SULLIVAN: Phramaha Boonchuay Doojai, an activist monk at Chiang Mai Buddhist College.
Mr Veera, for instance, protested against the previous elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra over the Preah Vihear controversy on the Thai-Cambodian border and ended up in Cambodian jail for months. Separately, these two activists have gone after Gen Prawit with gusto. But other civil society ...
... the Thai King Naresuan defeated a Burmese ruler during a dramatic battle on elephant-back. That, at least, is how historical accounts in Thailand portray the encounter, which has become an important liberation story to the country. But when an 84-year-old historian and activist cast doubt on the details of ...
McDaniel, a former Willamette University student and president of the Akha Heritage Foundation, has been making headlines since the early 2000s when he began campaigning against the Thai government's treatment of the Akha hill tribe. While living in Thailand, McDaniel met Uaiyue, an Akha woman, ...
"Two defectors drowned, but 10 others swam back to Laos before arriving in Thailand on another boat. They are currently under the custody of Thai police," the activist said. The body of a defector in her 20s was found, but the other defector has yet to be located. The activist added most of the North Korean ...
Kalin Sarasin, chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), ... Kang, chairman of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand, ...
Of 25 ethnic minority Uyghurs from China who broke out of a Thai ... Thailand-based political activist Li Xiaolong said conditions are miserable inside ... In November 2015, Chongqing-based activists Dong Guangping and ...
When I arrived in Thailand, I was approached by a dark skin, thin Thai man who knew who I was and said his employers wanted to see me.
Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance ... 2001 and a crime until 1997, and authorities have arrested gay rights activists. ... While same-sex marriage is not officially recognised under Thai law, it is a widely ...
Nearly a dozen agents offer trips to Thailand for gay tourists, with ads ... of Thailand's office in New York launched its campaign “Go Thai Be ...
If you're traveling to somewhere like Thailand or South Africa, it can be tempting to sign up for an elephant-riding excursion. After all, not only ...
I'm writing now from Thailand, and I've recently reported in both .... Jatupat Boonpattaraksa, a Thai student activist who joined several peaceful ... Activists turned to Facebook for news reports from the Cambodia Daily and ...
Thai authorities should investigate the case of a 16-year-old Rohingya girl who died this month after spending more than three years in ...
Despite continuous Thai government efforts to delay, a decision will have to be ... block for 500-tonne Chinese riverboats past Thailand and all the way down to ... Conservationists and civil rights activists, who have formed a ...
In recent years, Thai authorities have targeted many activists, human rights defenders, journalists and other members of Thailand's civil society ...
In recent years, Thai authorities have targeted many activists, human rights defenders, journalists, and other members of Thailand's civil society ...
Such a platform is highly desirable for many Thai activists, as it would allow them a better understanding of how to not only gauge local resident ...
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's army on Tuesday detained an activist who wrote on Facebook that he would wear politically charged red clothing ...
HUAY HOM, Thailand — Half a century has passed and the king is dead, ... Some Thai and foreign analysts and activists say the king impeded ...
Facebook says its top executives aren't coming to Thailand, two days after ... A Thai court sentenced a prominent student activist to 2 ? years in ...
... against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, activists in Thailand ... “The patriarchy in Thailand is more dense and deeper than America,” Jaded said. ... raped by a fellow activist in a story reported by Khaosod English.
Matteo Pistono, author of a biography of Sivaraksa, breaks down what the charges mean for Sivaraksa and the rest of Thailand.
There, he was refused entry and escorted to a plane to Thailand, where ... in London of the possibility of me trying to visit (the three activists) in ...
Thai law does not provide formal legal status to refugees and asylum-seekers. ... Four months later, Thailand forcibly returned two activists to China. In the past ...
An activist group has voiced concerns that Thailand will be forced to allow the use of more dangerous pesticides after Prime Minister Prayut ...
U.K. expat Rich Cramp and I sat in white plastic chairs on Nai Yang Beach in Phuket, Thailand, one afternoon this past June. With the sea ...
Thailand's Supreme Court told the leading members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) to pay the money plus interest to the Airports ...
Anti-gold-mining activists on Monday submitted a petition to the Department of ... Wanpen Phromrangsan, an activist from Saraburi, emphasised that the DSI ... of such proceedings against Thailand on the allegation that the government had ... Thai contestant appeals for votes in Miss Universe 2017 contest.
Earlier that year a court in Thailand had ruled that a group of Uighurs ... Activists say that Uighurs have experienced economic, cultural and ...
The other two are Dr Cherdchai Tantisirin, a former list MP of the Pheu Thai Party, and his wife Asst Prof Panwadee Tantisirin of Khon Kaen ...


 

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