Thai protests continue fight for political rights

Vol. 84/No. 50 - December 21, 2020
Thai protests continue fight for political rights

Seven young leaders of protests in Thailand were charged Nov. 30 with insulting the king which, if they are found guilty, could mean up to 15 years in prison. Tens of thousands of mostly student-led protesters have been demanding political…

Thailand protests demand ouster of military regime

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020

“I saw the police dragging my friends outside violently, trying to stop us,” Thailand student protest leader Patsaravalee “Mind” Tanakitvibulpon told Asia.Nikkei in an interview in Bangkok Oct. 29. “I could not accept it and that has ignited my anger…

Thousands protest military regime in Thailand

Vol. 84/No. 39 - October 5, 2020
Thousands protest military regime in Thailand

Six years ago Thailand’s military rulers “declared war against the people by staging a coup. Now it is time to declare we are fighting back,” Parit Chiwarak told the Washington Post  Sept. 19, before joining tens of thousands protesting for…

Thai youth protest attacks on rights, defy ban on assembly

Vol. 84/No. 30 - August 3, 2020

Defying a ban on public gatherings, thousands of Thai students and other youth protested at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok July 18. They are calling for the resignation of the government, a new constitution, an end to harassment of government…