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Lèse-Majesté Law Abolition: Thais Ask United Nations For Help

THAILAND. Bangkok: A youth-led democracy group submitted a petition on 10 Dec, to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council demanding it and the...

A Facebook Group Discussing Monarchy Was Blocked, Then Returns

THAILAND. After the Thai government pressured Facebook into taking down illegal content, a controversial group discussing monarchy with over a million members, “Royalist Marketplace,”...

True Democracy: A Shared Goal Among People From Across Thailand

THAILAND. Bangkok. “Dictatorship shall fall, democracy shall rise,” a phrase over 15,000 pro-democracy demonstrators chanted throughout an anti-government rally at Democracy Monument on 16...

University Ban Did Not Stop Students From Exercising Their Political Rights

THAILAND. Bangkok. Despite the inclement weather and the ban from Chulalongkorn University (CU), students led the public on 14 Aug to protest against the...

Two Key Protesters Arrested, Released On Bail While 31 More Are Targeted

THAILAND. Bangkok. In a democratic country, citizens are free to express their dissents, but in a democratic country under a military-drafted constitution, things are...

Facebook To Face Legal Actions From Thai Digital Ministry Over Illegal Content

THAILAND. Bangkok. After Facebook failed to remove content that violated Thai laws, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) Minister Puttipong Punnakanta threatened to...

New Approaches To Anti-Government Protests

THAILAND. Bangkok. Youth in Thailand organized anti-government protests with new approaches including a Japanese-anime-inspired recital, eating McDonald’s and pomelos, all despite obstructions from officials.  Over...

State Of Emergency Extended In Thailand

THAILAND. Bangkok. Despite zero internal transmission of the virus, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) decided on 22 July to extend the imposition...

Thai Youth Dissidents Abducted While Protesting During Prime Minister’s Visit

THAILAND. Rayong. Rayong Police violently abducted two youth activists from the Eastern Youth for Democracy group on 15 July while they were holding signs...

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