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Even If Thailand’s MFP Is Dissolved, the Monarchy Reform Movement Will Live On

Even If Thailand’s MFP Is Dissolved, the Monarchy Reform Movement Will Live On

By David Hutt
If disbanded over its pledge to reform the country's "sacred" institution, the Move Forward Party will simply re-emerge in new form.

Thailand’s Bid for a Seat on the UN Human Rights Council is Poorly Timed

Thailand’s Bid for a Seat on the UN Human Rights Council is Poorly Timed

By Mark S. Cogan
The diplomatic push has not been matched by sufficient improvements in the country's own human rights record.
The Self-Defeating Nature of Thailand’s ‘Soft Power’ Push

The Self-Defeating Nature of Thailand’s ‘Soft Power’ Push

By Mark S. Cogan
A genuine flowering of popular culture would inevitably showcase the repressive nature of the Thai state.

Rights Groups Condemn Thailand’s Arrest of Cambodian Dissident Exiles

Rights Groups Condemn Thailand’s Arrest of Cambodian Dissident Exiles

By Sebastian Strangio
The arrest of the three Cambodian dissidents came ahead of a state visit by Prime Minister Hun Manet on February 7.

Dissident Russian Rock Band Departs Thailand for Israel

Dissident Russian Rock Band Departs Thailand for Israel

By Sebastian Strangio
Moscow had requested the extradition of the group, whose members were detained for violating Thai immigration laws.

Thai Cabinet Approves Draft Law on Marriage Equality

Thai Cabinet Approves Draft Law on Marriage Equality

By Sebastian Strangio
If the law is passed by Parliament next month, Thailand will become the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

Thailand’s New Government is Failing the LGBTQ Community

Thailand’s New Government is Failing the LGBTQ Community

By Mookdapa Yangyuenpradorn
Despite vowing respect for human rights at the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has been largely silent on the issue of marriage equality.
Thailand, Particularly the Deep South, Needs a Final Reckoning With Thaksin

Thailand, Particularly the Deep South, Needs a Final Reckoning With Thaksin

By Mark S. Cogan
Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is the darling of millions of Thai voters, but his human rights record legacy in the Deep South is as bleak and dismal as his military rivals'.

Thai Man Imprisoned For Selling ‘Yellow Duck’ Calendars

Thai Man Imprisoned For Selling ‘Yellow Duck’ Calendars

By Sebastian Strangio
The cartoon images of the duck, a symbol of the country's pro-democracy movement, were said to mock the Thai king.

Thai Activists Hospitalized After Hunger Strike Over Royal Defamation Cases

Thai Activists Hospitalized After Hunger Strike Over Royal Defamation Cases

By Sebastian Strangio
Tantawan Tuatulanon and Orawan Phuphong demanded that a judge revoke their bail in solidarity with other activists facing lese-majeste charges.

Thailand’s Troubling History With the Uyghurs

Thailand’s Troubling History With the Uyghurs

By Mark S. Cogan
Out of fear of destabilizing its relations with Beijing, the Thai government has failed to protect Uyghur civilians who have sought political asylum in the country.
Thai Political Activist Jailed for Mocking, Impersonating Queen

Thai Political Activist Jailed for Mocking, Impersonating Queen

By Sebastian Strangio
Jatuporn Saeoueng was convicted of insulting Queen Suthida by impersonating her at a demonstration in October 2020.

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