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Thai Youths Use Online Platforms to Outwit Government

Young Thais increasingly are using the internet and social media to blast the government as it edges toward snap elections. Youths accuse the government of...

Thailand Still ‘Not Free’ Under Military-Backed Gov’t – Report

. Freedom House survey again lowers Thailand’s scores for political rights and civil liberties

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...

Bail Denied for Student Calling for Reform of Thai Monarchy

A Thai court has denied bail to a university student charged with royal defamation in a ruling that her supporters and rights activists alike...

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

Thailand Ignores World Demands to Stop Charging Minors With Political Crimes

Activists call for lese majeste charges against teenagers to be dropped

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...

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 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....

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...

‘People Do Not Fear 112 Anymore’: Young Thais Defiant as Gov’t Weaponizes Lese Majeste

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...

3 Protests, MRT Stations Closure to Hit Bangkok Saturday

34 companies of Bangkok cops to flood streets

Auntie’s Slap of Teen Girl for Not Standing During Anthem Widens Thailand’s Generational Divide

Whether it was blatant disrespect or just a teenager being a teenager isn’t known, but a withering slap a middle-age woman delivered to the...

Thai Parliament Reopens as Protestors Plan March to German Embassy

Little substance expected from House-Senate joint session as pundits float Prayut replacements

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...

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...

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

Prayut, It’s Time to Go

UCA News’ Benjamin Freeman argues Thailand’s PM has overstayed his welcome with crackdown on peaceful student protesters

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.

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...

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

Chiang Mai Students Rally to Support Battered Bangkok Protest Brethren

Even as pro-democracy protestors faced off against in riot police with batons, shields and water cannons in Bangkok, fellow university students in Chiang Mai...

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...

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

History Repeating Itself Now in Ratchprasong as Battle for Democracy Ratchets Up in Thailand

The scenes unfolding today in Bangkok’s Ratchprasong retail district and Wednesday night at the Democracy Monument are ominous reminders of years past, when key...
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