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Thailand Ignores World Demands to Stop Charging Minors With Political Crimes

Activists call for lese majeste charges against teenagers to be dropped
Thailand Pro-Democracy Activist Thatchapong Kaedam

Family Denied Access to Pro-Democracy Activist Severely Ill with Covid-19

The relatives of a detained Thai pro-democracy activist have been denied access to him even as he is suffering from a severe case of...
Scenes from the front lines of Thailand's pro-democracy student protests, Oct. 16, 2020 at Victory Monument (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Photo View: On the Front Lines of Thailand’s Pro-Democracy Protests

Thailand’s panicked response to peaceful protests has been unrelenting, but none of that touched young protestors this weekend. The Herald’s Tyler Roney walked among them and captured the scene.
Tens of thousands of youthful demonstrators rally at Bangkok's Victory Monument Oct. 18. (Photo: Peeradon Ariyanukooltorn)

Protest Ball in Government’s Court as Thailand Takes Breath After Tense...

Media crackdown launched even as MPs plan talks, special session over protestors demands
Riot police line up to disperse protestors at Bangkok's Ratchprasong intersection Oct. 15.

End Game Uncertain as Pro-Democracy Movement Meets Immovable Gov’t Force

On 3rd night of protests, demonstrators blasted with water cannons, batons. Where activists go from here unclear
A group of ultra-royalist Thais rallying today in Bangkok Nov. 29, calling for Amnesty International to be expelled from Thailand.

Ultra-Royalists Rally in Bangkok, Demanding Expulsion of Amnesty International

A group of ultra-royalist Thais are rallying today in Bangkok, calling for Amnesty International to be expelled from Thailand and banned permanently from operating...
Youthful anti-government protestors battle police and flee from tear gas in Baangkok. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Police Used ‘Excessive Force’, Tortured Protestors – Thai Human Rights Commission

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission had determined police used excessive force against protesters during youth-led pro-democracy rallies last year, repeatedly violating their human rights. Throughout...
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Court Quashes Thailand’s Order to Censor Media Coverage of Protests

The government’s attempt to censor online broadcasts of the pro-democracy protests around the country was foiled by the Criminal Court in a rare case...
Siam BioScience in Pathum Thani, wholly owned by the Crown Property Bureau, will locally manufacture the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

Questioning Thailand’s Slow Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign Can Mean Prison

In their latest judicial action, authorities have charged Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit with royal defamation
Mock body bags lay on a picture of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to depict casualties of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, during an anti-government march from Democracy Monument to Government House, in Bangkok July 18.

‘Fake News’ Crackdown a Last Gasp From Thailand’s Failing Gov’t Unable...

Unable to stop a raging pandemic and fearful of a public uprising, ex-coup leaders look to jail those publishing even the truth.
Soldiers and moviegoers stand up for Royal Anthem at a cinema in Nongkhai province a month after the 2014 coup.

Cinema Splash Attack Puts Royalist-Reformer Rift on Big Screen

It used to be unthinkable, and even punishable by arrest, to not stand before a movie as the Royal Anthem played. But times and...
Convicted fraudster and former Bangkok MP Sira Jenjaka from Palang Pracharath Party, right, can't run again, but he got his wife, Saranrat, left, to run to be his puppet.

Wife to Run for Bangkok Seat of Disgraced MP

. While no poll yet has been set for Bangkok governor, the MP by-election will be held Jan. 30
Yan Eric Marchal, 47, at the Sept. 19, 2020 pro-democracy protest in Bangkok. (Photo: Facebook)

Frenchman Tossed From Thailand for Sticking Nose Too Far into Politics

A Frenchman who stuck his nose too deeply in Thai politics was tossed out of the country Saturday when he arrived in Phuket. Yan Eric...
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6+ Years After Coup, Thailand to Hold Local Elections

More than a year after democracy was supposedly restored to Thailand – at least in name – government authorities who overthrew the last unrigged...
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Thailand’s Ex-Generals Tell Foreign Media to Butt Out of Student Protests

Thailand’s foreign minister has a message for local foreign correspondents: Butt out. In a meeting with Thailand-based foreign press Tuesday, Don Pramudwinai reportedly suggested they...
Police and yellow-shirted royalists form a line opposing pro-democracy protestors at a demonstration at Bangkok's Democracy Monument last week. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Thai Royalist Arrested for Gun After 6 Pro-Democracy Protestors Shot

Escalating threat of violence to largely peaceful demonstrators comes from both government, yellow shirts
Thai police face off against largely peaceful anti-government protestors Aug. 16, 2021. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Investigation Demanded into Alleged Use of Live Bullets Vs. Thai Protestors

The police deny it, but live bullets ended up in the brain of an anti-government protestor and the world wants answers. Amnesty International on Friday...
Marking his return to the pro-democracy movement, Sirawith "Ja Niew" Serithiwat speaks to young students at Bangkok's Kasertsart intersection Monday.

Fallen Hero, Ja Niew, Returns to Fire Up New Generation of...

Three weeks ago, Sirawith Serithiwat stood on the steps of the Pattaya Provincial Courthouse, closing a chapter in the fight for democracy being waged...
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Thailand’s Top Solider Vows to Stay Out of Politics

Thailand’s new military chief said he has no interest in meddling in politics and toppling elected governments. Armed forces commander-in-chief Gen. Chalermpol Srisawat made the...
Tens of thousands of Thais, young and old, gathered on Bangkok's Sanam Luang Sept. 19 to protest and demand sweeping democratic reforms. (Photo: Will Langston)

Photo View: Thailand’s ‘True Democracy’ Movement Hits Boiling Point at Bangkok...

The Herald's WIll Langston spent the day amidst the protestors, getting a close-up view of the rally's dead-serious, yet festive, atmosphere.
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WATCH: Russian’s Nose Bloodied After Sticking It Into Pattaya Democracy Protest

Days after a Frenchman was threatened with deportation for sticking his nose too far into Thai politics, a Russian in Pattaya got his protruding...

‘People Do Not Fear 112 Anymore’: Young Thais Defiant as Gov’t...

Their work overshadowed by a raging second-wave coronavirus outbreak, Thailand authorities are rounding up young, pro-democracy activists and slapping them with lese majeste charges...
Yan Eric Marchal, 47, at the Sept. 19, 2020 pro-democracy protest in Bangkok. (Photo: Facebook)

Frenchman Sticks Nose Too Far Into Thai Politics, Threatened with Deportation

A French expat was threatened with deportation and told to delete several Facebook posts for sticking his nose too deeply into Thai politics. Yan Eric...
At 9:22 p.m., crowd control police brought all 36 demonstrators to the Police Club.

#SaveChana Protest Crackdown Legal, Prayut Claims

. Ex-general ordered forces to disperse peaceful protest, claiming 'government intelligence' showed demonstration would grow.
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Interior Ministry Again Affirms Local Elections by Year-End

With the Election Commission having confirmed its readiness to organize local elections, while urging the government to hold them quickly, the Ministry of the...
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