Youthful anti-government protestors battle police and flee from tear gas in Baangkok. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Thai Police Engaging in Child Abuse with Hardline Crackdown wit Youthful...

Thailand’s police crackdown on young pro-democracy protesters is raising more concerns about child abuse after a 12-year-old boy was detained in Bangkok this week. The...
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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...
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Activist Anon Faces New Legal Woes After Chiang Mai Rally

Music, dance, art & politics collide at Tha Pae Gate rally
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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...
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Anti-Prayut ‘Carmob’ Rolls from Pattaya to Sattahip Naval Base

Pattaya activists launched their fourth anti-government “carmob’ demonstration, rolling a loud demonstration from the Dolphin Roundabout to the Sattahip Naval Base Sept. 5. The rolling...
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After Court Smackdown, Prayut Revokes Media Suppression Order

After getting a smackdown from the courts, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha formally revoked his recent dictate that banned the dissemination of any news that...
Sirawit “Ja Niew” Serithiwat, center, and other members of the New Democracy Group leave the Pattaya Provincial Court following their acquittal. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

2 Years Later, Democracy Activists Acquitted for 2018 Pattaya Rally

Overshadowed by new student movement, Ja Niew's New Democracy Group had faced prison for anti-junta protest
Chiang Mai performance artists stage hourly protest shows against the government Sunday

Chiang Mai Students, Artists Stage Hourly Protest Shows

'Am I scared? I am absolutely scared, but I want to fight it'

‘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...
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...

Pattaya, Bangkok Elections Postponed Indefinitely By Prayut to Keep...

Proving that the former military junta leader who put Bangkok and Pattaya’s mayors in office isn’t ready to let his men go, the Cabinet...
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Thai Army Proves as Inept at Online Propaganda as It Is...

Analysis: No, disinformation against a your own citizens isn't normal. That the army bungled it so badly doesn't make it less wrong.
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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...
A screen capture of a video from the 2010 massacre of protestors by army and government forces in Bangkok.

1-in-22 Chance of ‘Mass Killing’ Event in Thailand

. Likelihood of protest massacre, South attack put Thailand only behind Myanmar in Early Warning Project ranking
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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
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Thai Police Chief Calls Riot Tactics Against Anti-Gov’t Demonstrators ‘Lawful’

The Royal Thai Police commissioner claimed its hardline, riot-control tactics against now-daily anti-government protests was “lawful” and in accordance with the international standard. Pol. Gen....
Coiled razor wire is installed atop fences at the Crown Property Bureau to discourage protestors who plan to rally there Thursday.

10 Bangkok Police Companies, Barbed Wire to Greet Protestors at Crown...

Ten companies of police again will summoned to meet anti-government demonstrators when they descend on the Crown Property Bureau tomorrow. Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya Tawichai,...
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
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Clock Ticking to 10 p.m. Saturday Deadline for Thailand PM to...

The clock is ticking and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has until 10 p.m. Saturday to resign, or face a new, even-bigger series of pro-democracy...
Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit rallies voters before Sunday's SAO elections

Thailand’s Progressives Rebound in Local Elections, Winning 38 Mayorships

After getting crushed in last year’s provincial elections, Thailand’s progressives bounced back in this weekend’s local polls, winning 38 mayorships and council seats. Progressive Movement...
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
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Expelled MPs to Join Junta-Backed Party, Weakening Prayut, But Firming Ruling...

. Convicted drug trafficker Thammanat joins Thai Economic Party, which PM Prayut was seen jumping to. Not anymore.
A man holds a sign calling for the abolition of Thailand's controversial lese majeste law during a protest in Bangkok. (Photo: UCA News)

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures for Young Thais Facing Decades in Prison

. Accused of insulting Thailand's royal family, a young activist cut his own arm during his trial
About 1,000 students and youths protested Oct. 16 at Chiang Mai University (Photo: Will Langston for the Bangkok Herald)

Bangkok Emergency Decree Revoked; Protestors Tell Prayut: ‘Quit by Sunday’

The promised revocation of the emergency decree outlawing protests in Bangkok since Oct. 15 became official at noon, but pro-democracy activists said they have...
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