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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
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 Protestors, Critics Say

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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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...
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...
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Thai Gov’t Prioritizes Power Over Covid-19, Using Rubber Bullets, Riot Tactics to Suppress Democracy

The arrest of nine Thai pro-democracy activists over their participation this month in a protest demanding the release of 32 other activists shows that...
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Clock Ticking to 10 p.m. Saturday Deadline for Thailand PM to Resign

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...
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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Protestors March on Gov’t House as Thai PM Offers to Rescind Emergency Decree

Prayut conditions de-escalation on demonstrators resisting violence, but skirmishes with police flare Wednesday night
Thousands of student-age protestors face off against Thai police at Bangkok's Pathumwan intersection Oct. 16. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Prayut, It’s Time to Go

UCA News’ Benjamin Freeman argues Thailand’s PM has overstayed his welcome with crackdown on peaceful student protesters
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.
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 Pro-Democracy Youths

Three weeks ago, Sirawith Serithiwat stood on the steps of the Pattaya Provincial Courthouse, closing a chapter in the fight for democracy being waged...
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 Weekend

Media crackdown launched even as MPs plan talks, special session over protestors demands
Riot police use water cannons on peaceful, unarmed students protestors in Bangkok Oct. 16.

7 University Organizations Condemn Violent Gov’t Response to Friday Protest

Eight university students’ organizations condemned the crackdown on demonstrators at Bangkok’s Pathumwan intersection Friday. The condemnation was conveyed Saturday in a statement by the organizations...
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
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Thai Army Proves as Inept at Online Propaganda as It Is at Governing

Analysis: No, disinformation against a your own citizens isn't normal. That the army bungled it so badly doesn't make it less wrong.
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
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 Rally

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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Activists Commemorate 88th Anniversary of 1932 Revolution Amid Tense Police Presence

Hundreds of Thai pro-democracy activists commemorated the 88th anniversary of the revolution that brought an end to the absolute monarchy in 1932 in multiple...
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